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'Alexander ®' rose Description
'Alexandra (hybrid tea, Harkness, 1972)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michel
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HARlex
Exhibition name: Alexander ®
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1972).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1972 as 'Alexander'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Vermilion.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 7' (100 to 215 cm).  Width of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Notes:
In the parentage, 'Tropicana' and 'Super Star' are synonyms for the same rose.
 
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