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'K. of K.' rose Description
'Kitchener of Khartoum' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patsy & Ed Cunningham
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kitchener of Khartoum
Exhibition name: Kitchener of Khartoum
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (1857-1949) (United Kingdom, 1917).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1921 as 'K. of K.'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Scarlet - crimson, darker highlights.  Moderate fragrance.  7 to 10 petals.  Medium, single to semi-double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  
Height of 3' (90 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .  
Parentage:
Notes:
'K. of K.' currently commercialized is a semi-double to double variety not in line with the original descriptions.
Kitchener died on June 5, 1916, when HMS Hampshire struck a mine and sank off the Orkney Islands.
 
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