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'Freedom ®' rose Description
'Freedom ® (hybrid tea, Dickson 1981)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
DICjem
HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: DICjem
Origin:
Bred by Patrick Dickson (1926-2012) (United Kingdom, before 1981).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Deep yellow.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b 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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Notes:
February 1st is Freedom Day. On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln approved the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Consitution which abolished slavery.
 
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