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'Della Reese ™' rose Description
'Della Reese ™' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKrorobluni
Exhibition name: Della Reese ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2005.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Fuchsia / magenta, fuchsia / magenta reverse.  Strong fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 47" to 4' 7" (120 to 140 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Large blooms; strong fragrance; large foliage, even color.
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