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'Alec's Red®' rose Description
'Alec's Red® (Hybrid Tea, Cocker, 1970)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
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Exhibition name: Alec's Red®
Bred by Alexander M. (Alec) Cocker (1907-1977) (Scotland, 1970).
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1974 as 'Alec's Red'.
Introduced in France by NIRP International in 1976 as 'Alec's Red'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Crimson.  Strong fragrance.  36 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Matte, dark green foliage.  

Height: 30" to 39" (75 to 100cm).  Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Vigorous.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
United States - Patent No: PP 3,056   VIEW USPTO PATENT
See COMMENTS for information that indicates this rose grows well in colder gardens.