Double Delight Rose
The Double Delight Rose is one of the best selling roses in the world. Available as a bush rose as well as a standard it has great fragrance and is in the ‘Rose Hall of Fame’.
A very fragrant rose Double Delight has green foliage and two-tone cream and crimson red flowers that change colour with age.
The proportion of red increases with the age of the bloom and the amount of sun it gets. Picking the blooms ‘freezes’ the colour balance. The red colour takes over as the bloom ages and also as its exposure to sun increases. Colour will not change once the individual flower is picked.
Double Delight is a rose that can be a little slow to ‘get going’ and will only form a small bush to 1m or so. Well worth the effort as the fragrance is excellent and the flowers attractive.
Mildew can be a problem in autumn so ensure good air circulation. Neem oil sprays or a solution of 3 tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of liquid dish detergent in10 litres of water are solutions.
Fertilize regularly with a specialist rose food for best results. Or try ‘Dynamic Lifter’