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'Heart's Desire' rose Description
'Heart's Desire' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Heart's Desire
Exhibition name: Heart's Desire
Origin:
Bred by Frederick Huber Howard (United States, 1940).
Introduced in United States by Howard & Smith in 1940 as 'Heart's Desire'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1947 as 'Heart's Desire'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Habit:
3 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 42" to 4' (105 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  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 501   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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