'Commonwealth' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Commonwealth
Deep pink. Moderate fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed buds.
Thornless (or almost), upright. Dark green, leathery foliage.
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .