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'Duke of Wellington' rose Description
'Duke of Wellington (hybrid perpetual, Granger 1864)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of koalaa
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Origin:
Bred by Louis-Xavier Granger (France, 1864).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1873 as 'Duke of Wellington'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Dark red, crimson shading, red center.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, high-centered bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Plant in partial shade for best color.  shade tolerant.  
Notes:
 
 
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