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'Dame Edith Helen' rose Description
'Dame Edith Helen (Hybrid Tea, Dickson 1925)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of billy teabag
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Dame Edith Helen
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (United Kingdom, 1925).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1927 as 'Dame Edith Helen'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, salmon-pink highlights, ages to lighter .  Strong fragrance.  Very large, very double, borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched.  
Height of 30" to 4' 11" (75 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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.  
Notes:
For clarification about parentage, see References.

Named after the Marchioness of Londonderry. Refer 1961 reference.
 
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