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'Crêpe de Chine' rose Description
'Crêpe de Chine' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
DELtop
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: DELtop
Exhibition name: Crêpe de Chine
Origin:
Bred by Georges Delbard (1905-1999) (France, 1970). Bred by André Delbard-Chabert (France, 1970).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red.  None to mild fragrance.  20 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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) .  
Notes:
There's a certain confusion about dates for this rose. We've used the date of the rose's introduction (1970) which is earlier than the date it was registered (1983). Depending upon which source you're referring to, one or the other date will be given.
 
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