'Duke of Connaught' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duke of Connaught (hybrid tea, Bennett, 1879)
Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid Tea.
Carmine-red, red edges. None to mild fragrance. 45 petals. Very large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, long buds.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
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.