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Ducher Rose

Rosa 'Ducher'

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Ducher Rose (Rosa 'Ducher') at Bartlett's Farm

Ducher Rose flowers

Ducher Rose flowers

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Bengale Ducher Rose

Group/Class:  China Rose

Description:

A lovely china rose variety with very round buds opening into a delicate swirl of small ivory blooms that are very fragrant; a good selection for containers or small garden accent; blooms repeatedly throughout the season

Ornamental Features

Ducher Rose features showy fragrant creamy white recurved flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Ducher Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Ducher Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Ducher Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Ducher Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features