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'Duchess of Sutherland' rose Description
'Duchess of Sutherland (hybrid tea, Dickson, 1912)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Charles Quest-Ritson
HMF Ratings:
2 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duchess of Sutherland
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (1857-1949) (United Kingdom, 1912).
Introduced in Australia by H. Kemp in 1913 as 'Duchess of Sutherland'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink to deep pink, lemon-yellow shading, white undertones.  Moderate, sweetbriar fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Lady Millicent Fanny St. Clair Erskine (October 20, 1867 - August 20, 1955), Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, British socialite, social reformer, author (a.k.a. Erskine Gower). She was the Duchess of Sutherland until 1913.
 
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