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Rosa 'Ducher'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ducher
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bengale Ducher)
Hybridized by Ducher; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1869

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


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Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive shopshops On Aug 14, 2012, shopshops from Joshua, TX wrote:

Lost my three year old Ducher to a gopher this year. She tried limping back, but there was too much root damage. Gophers gone now so I bought two more of these beauties. I got a lovely spring flush. But it appears that they are trying to recoup their energy for a final fall bloom. When established, these bloom all year. I remember my first one taking one year in the ground before I got a beautiful dark green rose covered in mildly fragrant pure white roses. So don't hesitate to give Ducher a try in really hot places like North Texas.

Positive larlisienne On Jan 1, 2011, larlisienne from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted 4 of these in June and they have exploded after limping through a dry, brutal summer. It's New Year's Day and my baby Duchers are 3+ ft with literally dozens of blooms each. Gorgeous dark leaves and very prolific bloomers. An outstanding option for warm climates.

Positive vossner On Feb 2, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

an Earthkind rose, very easy to grow, maintain and propagate. My shrubs are 4'x 4' and growing. I have one onto which I've draped clematis Jackmanii. Since vine is still young, not a stunning effect yet, but just a matter of time.

Positive michaeladenner On May 20, 2005, michaeladenner from Deland, FL wrote:

One of the very few China whites grown commercially. I bought mine at the Seminole Springs Nursery. Own root here in FL, and reputedly very resistant to black spot. Floriferous, rapid upright growth. Fragrant.
Update August: Ducher has bloomed all summer, with no disease though I never spray it for black spot. Has never drooped, despite some scorching days here. If you're looking for a low-water, low-maintenance white, Ducher is a great one.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deland, Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coushatta, Louisiana
Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas
Belton, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Joshua, Texas
Katy, Texas
Paris, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Temple, Texas

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