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Double Delight is a variety of Rose which is a member of the Rosa family. Its botanical name is Rosa 'Double Delight'. Double Delight is a hybrid variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Deep pink and   Cream and   Floral white, and typically produces a spicy fragrance. Leaves usually appear in   Apple green and   Dark spring green colour.

Double Delight is a hybrid tea-rose with beautiful red and cream blooms. This variety is one of the most widely grown modern roses and produces a spicy fragrance. Can be disease prone, but is known as a repeat bloomer.

There is also a climbing sport of ‘Double Delight’, called ‘Double Delight Cl’, aka ‘Climbing Double Delight’

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Double Delight is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

United States is believed to be where Double Delight originates from.

Double Delight Rose tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Double Delight have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Double Delight

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Color will be affected by alkalinity. If too pink add lime to soil.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Double Delight is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Double Delight needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 8.0 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Double Delight from seed

Hybrid variety. Will not reliably grow true to type from seed.

Transplanting Double Delight

Double Delight is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Double Delight

Double Delight Patent Information

Bred by Swim & Ellis (US) 1977
‘Granada x ’Garden Party’

United States Plant Patent 3,847, March 23 1976.
Asignee: Armstrong Nurseries Inc, Ontario, California.

Rose Double Delight Etymology

The name “Double Delight” is based on the idea that It looks pretty and smells great and thus delights two senses.

Registration name: ANDeli

Double Delight folklore & trivia

This rose was introduced in 1977 and has received the AARS 1977 and Gamble Fragrance Award in 1986.

The red coloring comes about by the action of the ultra-violet rays on the natural pigments in the petals, therefore. each flower coloring is unique.3


1 “American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses”

2 HelpMeFind entry for ‘Double Delight ®’ rose


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