Thursday, 27 December 2018


Rosa 'Double Delight' (syn. 'ANDeli') is a hybrid tea rose cultivar bred by Swim & Ellis in USA and introduced in 1977. Its parents were two hybrid tea cultivars – the red and yellow 'Granada' (Lindquist, 1963) and the ivory 'Garden Party' (Swim, 1959). The large, strongly fragrant red and white flowers have a high-centered bloom form and appear continuously throughout the season. They are double, have a diameter of more than 10 cm and up to 30 petals.

In the sun, their colour changes from white to carmine red, beginning at the edges. The change is therefore more pronounced in warmer, sunnier regions and is absent in greenhouses due to the UV filtering of glass. The plant has large, medium green foliage, grows about 90 to 150 cm high, and 60 centimetres wide. It is winter hardy down to −25 °C (USDA zone 5), but can be susceptible to mildew and black spot. The cultivar needs sunny, warm places, but can be grown in containers. 'Double Delight' is used as garden rose and as cut flower.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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