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Dame Edith Helen - Hybrid Tea Rose

Dame Edith Helen

Hybrid Tea. Bred by in UK in .
Use:
 
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
High Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Cold Hardiness:
 
-
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments It's an old hybrid tea rose whose seed parent was the much loved Mrs. John Laing. It shares with that parent flower color, good fragrance, and floral beauty. Dame Edith is a longer-limbed more open shrub with pleasingly darker and glossier foliage. She also inherits nicely scrolled petals. Sadly, the rose has a weakness for blackspot.

BTW The oldest hybrid tea roses such as La France had rather thin petals that scrolled tightly. Dame Edith does, too. It's a fine retro look that had nearly disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.