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Rose (Rosa 'Double Delight') in the Roses Database

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Additional cultivar names:
'Double Delight'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Creamy white, edged strawberry red.
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Herbert C. Swim, 1977
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and white
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: Thorned
Awards and Recognitions: AARS: 1977
Other: Baden-Baden Gold Medal 1976

Always beautiful

A Week of Celebrating RosesA Week of Celebrating Roses
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It's Roses Celebration Week, a week we've been looking forward to all year! This week we'll encourage everyone to share their photos, comments and information about roses. Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-05-02
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Location: Strood Kent United KingdomDate: 2015-06-25this is one of 50 roses in my garden
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Location: Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDate: 2010-07-31Lovely color combination!
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Location: Garden 2Date: 2013-07-15
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Location: Garden 1Date: 2013-07-15True Delight
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 2, 2014 9:03 PM

The large, full, high-centered blooms of Double Delight have inspired photographers and delighted gardeners for almost 40 years. The rose's popularity is also boosted by its strong spicy fragrance. The habit is not one of its strong points, however. It is more inclined than most roses to display the "bare knees" syndrome and it benefits greatly from companion plantings tall enough to obscure its "knees."

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 6, 2014 8:53 PM

I did try to grow Double Delight, but my plant just did not thrive. I think most likely because I bought a bagged one instead of a better quality plant. The flowers are really beautiful, though, so it is no wonder that Double Delight is such a popular rose. It does need spraying for blackspot in my humid Long Island, NY garden.

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Posted by GardenQuilts (Pocono Mountains, PA - Zone 6a) on Jul 14, 2015 7:35 AM

She is a diva, but she is a pretty diva. Worth the bother IMO.

I bought a healthy potted Double Delight to add to my red and red/white hybrid tea circular planting. It is keeping company with Ingrid Bergman, Chrysler Imperial, and Love. All were bought within a few weeks of each other at about the same size. Double Delight is the tallest one now. It took a while to get started, but it is growing and blooming now.

I planted the roses with Bayer systemic 3-in-one granules. I also treat them monthly. All my hybrid teas have a bit of blackspot on the lower leaves. Given the record rains and persistent high humidity, I am pleased that blackspot is only affecting the lower leaves.

By contrast, "disease resistant" floribundas on their own roots have pristine foliage despite the weather with the same fertilization/disease protection formula.

I am glad that I added the red/white Double Delight and Love roses with the "reds". The contrast helps the "reds" blend more harmoniously.

None have weathered a Pocono Polar vortex winter. All will be protected with peat moss and mulch or leaves. Mother Nature may add a foot or two of snow cover. I'll try to report back on the survivors next spring.

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Event Report from mattmackay22 - West Covina, CA (Zone 10a)
On August 15, 2014 Obtained plant
Event Report from Seedfork - Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
On April 12, 2015 Bloomed
First blooms for this plant this year, beautiful blooms, very strong fragrance.
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