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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Dolly Parton'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dolly Parton
Additional cultivar information: (PP5608)
Hybridized by Winchel; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Bloom Color:
Orange red (or)

Bloom Shape:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are very thorny

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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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Flowerpower2014 On May 9, 2014, Flowerpower2014 from Boyce, LA wrote:

Ive only had this rose for about three weeks but I already love her.. When I got her she had two blooms and those have since faded but she's already got new growth coming up. They are huge orangey reddish blooms with a slight scent early in the day. She's definitely a beauty.

Neutral Joan On Aug 17, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5608 has expired
Positive Opoetree On Jul 11, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

My husband bought this rose about 5 years ago. It's blossoms have been a huge surprise! Beautiful red -- and actually smell like a rose should smell. BIG color...BIG blooms...BIG scent! Very happy to have this contribution to the garden.

Neutral grannyrose On Feb 13, 2006, grannyrose from Walhalla, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This rose is a favorite of mine. I love the color and form of the bloom. To me it is a lovely orange not gaudy at all! The fragrance is wonderful. I like Dolly Parton so well I would have twenty more if I could find them unvirused. Mine is a virus-ed grafted bare root. If you find this rose without virus please let me know the source!


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

Merced, California
Oak View, California
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Boyce, Louisiana
Akron, Ohio
Morton, Pennsylvania
Walhalla, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Seymour, Tennessee
Paris, Texas
Seminole, Texas
Hurt, Virginia
Sammamish, Washington
Brookfield, Wisconsin

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