Rosa 'Double Delight' flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
Beautiful eye catching color gets noticed on this very popular hybrid; the prolific bush provides continuous blossoms of butter and cream petals that are edged in a deep ruby red; plant is compact with beautiful deep green disease resistant foliage
The Double Delight Rose is draped in stunning fragrant buttery yellow flowers with creamy white overtones and ruby-red edges at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed in late fall.
The Double Delight Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
The Double Delight Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
The Double Delight Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.