'Duchess of Sutherland' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Duchess of Sutherland
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.
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.
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.