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'Grand Siècle®' rose Description
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: DELegran
Exhibition name: Grand Siècle®
Bred by G. Delbard (France, 1976).
Introduced in France by Delbard/Georges Delbard SA in 1986 as 'Grand Siècle'.
Hybrid Tea.   (Series: Grand Parfums Collection)  
Cream, light pink shading.  Mild, apple, raspberry, rose fragrance.  30 to 33 petals.  Average diameter 8".  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, well-branched.  

Height: 31" to 39" (80 to 100cm).  
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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) .  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Sangerhausen states year bred as 1977.
The Jung Spring 1999 Catalog says this rose produces some of the most enormous flowers they've ever seen. Double blooms of pearl pink and cream that can reach up to 8 inches across...

The seed parent may have been 'Versailles', 1966 which shares the same parentages as those listed above. Refer Members Comments.
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