Double Delight Hybrid Tea Rose
Winner of All-American Rose Selections Honors in 1977!
Fade-proof Bicolor Blooms, Intoxicating Fragrance, and Fantastic Garden Performance!
Var: 'ANDel'. Vigorous and disease resistant, this award-winning hybrid tea has been wowing rose lovers for decades with its striking bicolor blooms, intoxicating fragrance, and fantastic garden performance!
'Double Delight' won All-American Rose Selections honors in 1977, and it's no wonder to anyone who's grown it or simply seen it. Starting out as attractive urn-shaped buds, the blooms open up to a full 6 inches wide, revealing about 35 creamy white petals brushed with a deep, rich red. And as stunning as the flowers are, they're just as fragrant, perfuming the garden (or your home) with a strong sweet and spicy aroma you're going to love! The long, sturdy 16- to 20-inch stems are perfect for cutting, which is great, because you WILL want to bring some inside. However, the ones you leave on the shrub will delight in the sunny garden because the red tones refuse to fade, even in punishing summer heat!
But the attributes of this rose don't stop there. Even without the sensational blooms, this hybrid tea is a real garden gem. The vigorous shrub grows to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide, offering good branching and covering itself in disease-resistant semi-glossy, dark green leaves. Its size makes it compact enough for patio containers, while is overall beauty means it's a wonderful selection for inclusion in flowering hedges or even as a standalone accent plant!
'Double Delight' will perform best in medium-moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained soil in full sun. Water regularly, mulch during the summer, and prune in the spring. Zones 5-9.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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I ordered this rose in the early 80's while living in Houston, TX. It was absolutely beautiful and so fragrant and full of blooms. Now I'm living in WA and I am ordering it again.
The sweetest of sweet smells
I bought several of these years ago from J&P. They truely live up to their name. A delight to look at. Also a delight to smell. I normaly am a mono colored rose guy. I dont tend to like multi-colored roses much. I was ordering some Mr. Lincoln roses and my wife browsed thru the catalog. She loved the Double delight. Well all you guys know how this story ends up. We split the order between the two. I think we had 14 of each. I never regretted it from the first bloom on. They were so delicate and lovely. They also had a very nice fragrence. I still think the Mr. Linclon is the rose of roses but I truly loved the Double Delight as well. Unfortunately the friendly deer in the area loved them even more. I finally gave up. They won the battle but not the war. I am older and wiser now so they wont be getting all those tasty buds this time around. The last time in three years I got two buds from 28 roses. Watch out deer. I AM serious. lol
All time favorite
MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE- Color, fragrance, nice size blooms. Had over 30 rose bushes at home over 20 yrs ago (all J&P). Will wait for 2013 to get this tea rose back in garden at new home.!!!