'Dottie Louise' rose Description
Photo courtesy of rubrifolia
Purple and red. Strong, sweet fragrance. 5 to 8 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium to large, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered, cupped-to-flat, ruffled bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Decorative buds.
Medium, bushy, compact, dense, upright, well-branched. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 5' (150 cm). Width of 3" to 5" (8 to 13 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, garden, hedge, landscape, shrub or specimen. Vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. flowers drop off cleanly. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.
This rose is the first commercially available hybrid of Dr. Robert Basye's rose, Basye's Legacy. It has inherited the smooth wood, beautiful foliage and trouble free performance from Legacy, with intensified coloring from Orangeade. Both parents are very fertile, and Dottie Louise has inherited that trait from both. Bloom is reliable, and in most climates, fairly continuous.
says this rose is named for Dorothy Crallie of Pixie Treasures -- one of the great rosarians of our time.
Kim Rupert writes: the seed parent is 'Orangeade', the pollen parent is 'Basye's Legacy' (77-361). The color is actually a dark, saturated red/purple, with white petal bases, yellow stamen and pollen.