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'Heart's Desire' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Heart's Desire (hybrid tea, Howard, 1940)
Exhibition name: Heart's Desire
Bred by Frederick Huber Howard (United States, 1940).
Introduced in United States by Howard & Smith in 1940 as 'Heart's Desire'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1947 as 'Heart's Desire'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, very double, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 42" to 4' (105 to 120cm).  
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 501  on  27 Jan 1942   VIEW USPTO PATENT