Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Deep Secret'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Deep Secret
Additional cultivar information:(aka Mildred Scheel)
Hybridized by Tantau
Registered or introduced: 1977
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Class:

Hybrid Tea

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

, British Columbia

Westfield, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Jul 18, 2010, AZ_Alkmaar from Westfield, IN wrote:

I have had DS for the past 4 years. It has never grew taller than 1,5 feet. I have never applied any fertilizers though. It is very susceptible to black spot here in Indiana. This year I transplanted DS to my backyard and fertilzed with Blood Meal and compost. Let's see how it is going to do.....

Neutral

On Jun 10, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in Germany, and introduced in England. Won the ADR Anerkannte Deutsche Rose in 1978, and the Award of Garden Merit in 2001.

Parentage unknown.