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The Roses Database: Rose (Rosa 'Double Delight')

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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: White and white 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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
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
Attracts Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: Thorned
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Baden-Baden Gold Medal 1976

Always beautiful

The ATP Top 50 Trees and ShrubsThe ATP Top 50 Trees and Shrubs
By dave, July 5, 2014

Let's open Trees and Shrubs week with a list of the most popular of these woody plants in our database. There are a lot of great plants in this list!

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Location: Garden 1Date: 2013-07-17
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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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Growers Report from Seedfork - Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
On January 12, 2012 Obtained plant
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