'City of Newcastle Bicentenary' rose Description
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Dark red. None to mild, raspberry fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, spreading, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Jackson & Perkins Rose of the Year (2000)