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'Duet' rose Description
'Duet (hybrid tea, Swim, 1960)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duet
Exhibition name: Duet
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1960).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses in 1960 as 'Duet'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, darker reverse.  Mild, tea fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5½' (100 to 165 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,903   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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