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'Alexander ®' rose Description
'Alexander ® (hybrid tea, Harkness, 1972)' rose photo
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Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HARlex
Exhibition name: Alexander ®
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1972).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1972 as 'Alexander'.
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.  
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.  
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).
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..  
In the parentage, 'Tropicana' and 'Super Star' are synonyms for the same rose.
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