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'France Libre ®' rose Description
'France Libre ®' rose photo
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: DELjaunor
Exhibition name: France Libre ®
Bred by André Delbard-Chabert (1915-2012) (France, 1981).
Hybrid Tea.   (Series: Couture Collection)  
Orange-red, copper shading, golden-yellow reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 4' (120cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or hedge.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Participated in the 1990 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Rosenvertrieb Kalbus describes the color of this rose as copper-orange on a yellow ground...
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