'Duchess of Wellington' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duchess of Wellington
Light yellow to deep yellow, carmine-pink flecks, darker center, golden-yellow stamens. Ages to coppery saffron-yellow. Strong fragrance. 15 petals. Very large, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders. Hardy. 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.
Duchess of Wellington, wife of Arthur Wellesley [Wesley], 1st Duke of Wellington, "The Iron Duke". Born Catherine Sarah Dorothea Pakenham in 1773. Died 24 April 1831 at Apsley House. Buried at Stratfield Sage, Hampshire.