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'Precious Platinum' rose Description
'Red Star ® (hybrid tea, Dickson, 1974)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Precious Platinum
Origin:
Bred by Patrick Dickson (1926-2012) (United Kingdom, 1974).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1977 as 'Precious Platinum'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red.  None to mild fragrance.  up to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, very double, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 4' 11" (90 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 26" (up to 65 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: 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.  
Notes:
Contrary to what you might think from the name, this is a very red rose...
 
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