'Duke of Edinburgh' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Duke of Edinburgh (hybrid perpetual, Paul, 1868)
Vermilion - scarlet, carmine-red shading, violet-red reverse. Moderate fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Climbing. Light green foliage.
Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm). Width: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).
USDA zone 5b through 8b. Hardy. vigorous. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Feed this rose well. Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly or not at all.
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