Hybrid Tea Rose 'Dolly Parton'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dolly Parton
Additional cultivar information:(PP5608)
Hybridized by Winchel
Registered or introduced: 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5608 has expired


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.


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!