Rosa ‘Double Delight‘
Common name: Double delight rose
Botanical name: Rosa ‘Double Delight’
Double Delight fulfils the two highest demands of a rose—an eye-catching colour combo and a fantastic nose-pleasing fragrance. The prolific bush provides lots of creamy pointed buds that blush red with the rays of the sun. Deep green leaves.
The Double Delight rose, a hybrid tea cultivar, was created using the red and yellow Granada (a hybrid tea) and the ivory-coloured Garden Party rose (also a Hybrid Tea). It has magnificent, intensely fragrant, double flowers with about 30 petals that can reach a width of 4 inches. It has a spicy and fruity aroma (citrus). This rose smells wonderful.
It blooms from mid to late spring (depending on the climate), all summer, and into autumn. It thrives in the sun and will be a stunning focal point in your garden. It’s perfect for a front yard along the fence where people can pause to smell the roses.’ Double Delight will not disappoint, and it requires no more than the most basic of care.
Double Delight is a medium-sized rose with long stems that can reach heights of 3 to 5 feet and a spread of roughly 2-3 feet. There is also a version for climbing. It is a robust, strong, prolific bloomer that never goes a season without producing flowers. The location and climate will affect the colour’s intensity. The more sun, the deeper the colour. So don’t plant this rose in the shade if you want long-lasting, incredible blooms for both your garden and your house. It is, however, shade tolerant.
The fact to known:
Life Cycle – Perennial
Height – Up to 59 inches tall
Spread – Up to 45 inches wide
Flowering Season – Summer, Late Spring
Flowers – Large, showy, double, classic, bicolour, strong fragrance, white with red edges, 30 to 35 petals, 5 inches blooms
Foliage – Green, deciduous, medium, glossy, healthy, alternatively arranged leaves, upright plant with mild thorny
Blooming – Repeatedly, flowering continuously
Flowering Season – All year round
Light Requirement & Care – Full sun, part shade, moist, sandy, loam, well-drained soil, water regularly, mild temperature, average maintenance
Uses – Cut flowers, perfumes, commercials, art
Attracts – Butterflies, bees
Good for – Landscape design, greenhouse, glasshouses, garden roses, borders, beds, large pots, containers