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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duet (hybrid tea, Swim, 1960)
Exhibition name: Duet
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) .