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Rosa 'Secret' (Hybrid tea rose, Large-flowered rose)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rosa 'Secret' ROE-sah Common Name: Hybrid tea rose, Large-flowered rose Genus: Rosa
This intensely fragrant rose has high-centered, double blossoms of creamy pink edged with deeper pink. It blooms in summer and into fall, and grows to 5 feet high and 2 feet wide. 
Noteworthy characteristics: Hybrid tea roses are known for their repeating, large flowers and rich, green leaves. They are suitable for containers, mixed borders, and hedges. 
Care: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. Prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 1/2 to 1/3. To renovate, prune one in four or five shoots from the base.
Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall..
Problems: Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Hedge, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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