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Hugh Dickson - Hybrid Perpetual Rose

Hugh Dickson

Hybrid Perpetual. Bred by Dickson in Ireland in 1905.
Use:
 
Fence, Pillar, Wall
Color:
 
Crimson
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
7 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments "Jack Harkness hated it, but Graham Thomas loved it" claims Botanica's Roses of this rose. It's all the good things a hybrid perpetual should be: a plant with big, well formed flowers, healthy, and cold hardy. And most of the things we rightly hate about them: leggy, stingy with flowers. The big, crimson/scarlet flowers are well formed and quite fragrant, but they do fade. And the plant is very leggy. Exhibitors are recommended to prune an established Hugh Dickson rose hard.