'Dorcas 2005' rose Description
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Purple and white, stripes. Strong fragrance. 17 to 25 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: up to 47" (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, garden or landscape. 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) .