Hybrid Tea Duchess Of Cornwall Bare Root Rose


Hybrid Tea Rose ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ – Bare Root

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Hybrid Tea Rose
  • Form: Bare Root
  • Flower Color: Apricot-orange
  • Fragrance: Yes, strong and sweet fragrance
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to fall
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Height: Typically reaches around 90-120 cm (may vary)
  • Spread: Typically reaches around 60-90 cm (may vary)
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
  • Aspect: Full sun


The Hybrid Tea Rose ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ is a stunning rose variety known for its apricot-orange blooms and strong, sweet fragrance. As a bare root plant, it is typically sold and planted during the dormant season, allowing it to establish roots before the growing season.

Key Features:

  1. Flowers: ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ produces large, elegant flowers in a captivating apricot-orange color. The Hybrid Tea form is characterized by well-formed, high-centered blooms that are ideal for cutting.
  2. Fragrance: The rose emits a strong and sweet fragrance, making it a delightful addition to gardens and bouquets. The fragrance is often described as enchanting and can enhance the overall garden experience.
  3. Bare Root Form: As a bare root plant, ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ is sold without soil around its roots. This form allows for easy shipping and planting during the dormant season. It’s important to soak the roots before planting and provide proper care for successful establishment.
  4. Growth Habit: Hybrid Tea roses typically have an upright growth habit, making them suitable for garden borders, containers, or as cut flowers.
  5. Hardiness: ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ is generally hardy in USDA zones 5-9, but local climate conditions can influence its performance.
  6. Aspect and Soil: Plant ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ in full sun for optimal flowering. Well-draining, fertile soil is preferred for healthy root development.

Planting Tips:

  • Soak the bare roots in water for a few hours before planting to rehydrate them.
  • Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending or crowding.
  • Plant the rose at the same depth it was growing in the nursery.
  • Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture until the plant establishes.

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