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Rosa ‘Perfume Delight’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rose 'Perfume Delight', Hybrid Tea Roses, Shrub Roses

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Noted for its mesmerizing color and heady fragrance, Rosa ‘Perfume Delight’ is a particularly luminous Hybrid Tea rose with very large, 5 in. across (12 cm), full (30 petals), high-centered, bright pink flowers. Borne mostly solitary on long stems, the brilliant flowers exude an intense damask fragrance and are perfect for cutting. They bloom in flushes from spring to fall. A compact, bushy, well-branched shrub clothed in glossy, dark green leaves which provide an ideal backdrop for its summer-long floral display. Perfect for sunny beds and borders or containers. Plant this rose where its delightful fragrance can be appreciated.

  • 1974 All-America Rose Selection – the most prestigious rose award in the USA.
  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) with a 2-3 ft. spread (60-90 cm).
  • An excellent choice for beds and borders or containers. Great cut flowers.
  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • 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.
  • Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1973).

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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