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'DElego' rose Description
'Belle Rouge (hybrid tea, Delbard 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Wayne
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Belle Rouge
Origin:
Bred by Guy Delbard (France, 1996).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  27 to 42 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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 9,915  on  10 Jun 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  2 May 1996
Hybrid tea rose plant named Delego
Guy Delbard, Hyeres, France
... double flowers that are velvet red in coloration... particularly well suited for greenhouse forcing for cut flower production... very resistant to diseases when grown under greenhouse conditions and when grown outside in the garden... Parentage: Seedling x (DELadel x KORpek)... floral stems having a length of approximately 40 to 100 cm., and an average length of approximately 70 cm... Flower Diameter: medium to large, approximately 9.7 to 11.3 cm... Petal No: 27-42... Hips: in the shape of a funnel, and they are approximately 23 mm. in diameter... When cut and placed in a vase, the flowers commonly last approximately 10 days...
Notes:
julyjazzriffs emailed: I purchased a Red Hybrid Tea Rose from Wal-Mart in Bossier City (Shreveport), Louisiana, on April 1, 2002. The name they were using is Rose 'Belle Rouge'. The scent was strong, and sweet on the blooms when I bought it. It had an irresistable velvet red, compact appearance of numerous petals. Also, it was an excellent cut flower.