'Charles Dickens' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Exhibition name: Charles Dickens
Orange-pink. Rosy salmon with darker reverse. Pale vermilion, aging to salmon pink.. Mild fragrance. 16 to 22 petals. Average diameter 3". Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. 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.
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. He died at Gad's Hill on June 7, 1870.