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Ducher Rose

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Ducher Rose

Rosa 'Ducher'

  • ​Common Name: Ducher Rose (other common names: China, Bengale Rose, Earth Kind Rose 'Ducher')
  • Scientific Name: Rosa 'Ducher'
  • Family Name: Rosaceae
  • Origin: France, Europe
  • Height: 6’
  • Width: 4’
  • Growth:
  • Zone: 6 - 9
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)
  • Soil Moisture: Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season but with good drainage.
  • Drought Tolerance: excellent heat and drought tolerance.
  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
  • Growing Conditions: Easy to grow, low maintenance, but this medium shrub needs good air circulation.
  • Characteristics: The foliage of this rose bush is blue green once mature, new growth is orange/apricot/bronze in color. Petals of the medium size blooms are pure white though the light reflected often takes on a creamy color. The double blooms have a fruity fragrance and bloom repeatedly.
  • Propagation: by stem and tip cuttings, grafting or budding.
  • Wildlife: attracts bees.
  • Facts: Hybridized and introduced by Jean-Claude Ducher in 1869 in Lyon, France this is one of the very few China Roses.
  • Designer Considerations: The compact and rounded, twiggy bush is a nice landscape shrub either as a specimen plant or in a drift of 3 to 5 plants. The soft fullness of the foliage and showy flowers make this an excellent choice to blend with more structured shrubs in a landscape. It works well in a large pot.