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'Gloire de Ducher' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Gloire de Ducher
Bred by Claude Ducher (1820-1874) (France, 1865). Bred by Nicola Welter (Germany, 1889).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1873 as 'Gloire de Ducher'.
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Purple - red, violet shading. [Carmine-red, dark purple shading, blue highlights.].  Moderate, violets fragrance.  Average diameter 4.25".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, button-eye, cupped-to-flat, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Lax, upright.  Dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 6' to 7' (185 to 215 cm).  Width of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
Gloire de Ducher (1865) by Ducher and Germania (1889) by Welter are given as synonyms, although there are slight differences in the descriptions. Gloire de Ducher was bred earlier than the stated parents of Germania.
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