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'Liberty' rose Description
'Liberty (hybrid tea, Dickson, 1900)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Macself, A. J.
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Liberty
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (1857-1949) (United Kingdom, 1900).
Introduced in United States by Robert Scott & Son as 'Liberty'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Liberty'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Velvety thick stiff petals of an even shade forming an elongated (tall) bloom.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Compact, upright.  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  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) .  
Notes:
In a speech on March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry uttered the immortal words, "Give me liberty, or give me death."

Some references indicate 'Liberty' was a poor grower. Blooms lasted well when cut.
 
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