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'Duet' rose Description
'Duet (hybrid tea, Swim, 1960)' rose photo
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duet (hybrid tea, Swim, 1960)
Exhibition name: Duet
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, before 1960).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses in 1960 as 'Duet'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1961 as 'Duet'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Light pink, darker reverse.  Mild, tea fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Upright.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 39" to 5½' (100 to 165cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,903  on  2 Feb 1960   VIEW USPTO PATENT