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'Duchess of Wellington' rose Description
'Duchess of Wellington' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duchess of Wellington
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (United Kingdom, 1909).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Parentage:
Notes:
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.

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