'Dick Wilcox' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Dick Wilcox
Hybrid Tea. Sub-Zero Series.
Rose-red. Mild, strong fragrance. 50 to 60 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
According to the American Rose Annual 1950
, on June 7, 1949, A US Patent for Dick Wilcox
was issued to Josephine D. Brownell, Little Compton, Rhode Island.
This rose is named for a rosarian affiliated with the University of Minnesota who discovered that Dr. Brownell's roses could overwinter in the coldest areas of the United States.