'Alec's Red®' rose Description
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Exhibition name: Alec's Red®
Crimson. Strong fragrance. 36 to 45 petals. Average diameter 6". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright. Matte, dark green foliage.
Height: 30" to 39" (75 to 100cm). Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or landscape. Vigorous. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
See COMMENTS for information that indicates this rose grows well in colder gardens.