RoseFile Database

Duet Supreme - Hybrid Tea Rose

Duet Supreme

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Patterson in USA in 1984.
Use:
 
Bed
Color:
 
Coral
Form:
 
Double&Loose
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The original Duet was an extremely foliferous rose producing armloads of dusky rose flowers with wavy petals. It was a popular rose and had a great following. ARS members now rate Duet a miserable 6.4 while giving this rose an 8.4. It's the original that still boasts the widest distribution. So what's going on? My own guess is that Duet Supreme is a really good rose in a lot of places, but Duet - the Virus Indexed version - is a great rose where it is reliably cold hardy.