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'HARlex' rose Description
'Alexander ® (hybrid tea, Harkness, 1972)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kjeld's Garden
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Average rating: GOOD+.  
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HARlex
Exhibition name: Alexander ® (hybrid tea, Harkness, 1972)
Bred by Jack L. Harkness (United Kingdom, before 1972).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1972 as 'Alexander'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1974 as 'Alexander'.
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.  
Vermilion.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Light green foliage.  

Height: 39" to 7' (100 to 215cm).  Width: 30" to 4' (75 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
In the parentage, 'Tropicana' and 'Super Star' are synonyms for the same rose.
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