'Duke of Edinburgh' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Duke of Edinburgh
Bred by George Paul
(United Kingdom, 1868).
Introduced in Australia by Thomas Lang
in 1873 as 'Duke of Edinburgh'.
Vermilion - scarlet, carmine-red shading, violet-red reverse. Moderate fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Climbing. Light green foliage.
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm). Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 8b. Hardy. vigorous. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Feed this rose well. Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly or not at all.
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