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'Duchess of Westminster' rose Description
'Duchess of Westminster (hybrid tea, Bennett, 1879)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michaele
HMF Ratings:
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duchess of Westminster
Bred by Henry Bennett (United Kingdom, 1879).
Introduced in Australia by Law, Somner Pty. Ltd. in 1886 as 'Duchess of Westminster'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Cherry-red.  Mild, tea fragrance.  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Upright, well-branched.  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  
Bennett always speaks of using the 'President' in his crosses, not 'Adam'. The synonmyity of these two is questionable. It is more probable that Bennett used the rose marketed by Paul in England since 1860 than the much earlier Tea by Adam.
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