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'Red Star ®' rose Description
'Red Star ® (hybrid tea, Dickson, 1974)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Precious Platinum
Bred by Patrick Dickson (1926-2012) (United Kingdom, 1974).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1977 as 'Precious Platinum'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Red.  None to mild fragrance.  up to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, very double, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 3' to 4' 11" (90 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 26" (up to 65 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  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.  
Contrary to what you might think from the name, this is a very red rose...
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