The large, strongly fragrant red and white flowers have a high-centered bloom form and appear continuously throughout the season. They are double, have a diameter of more than 10 cm (4″) and up to 30 petals. In the sun, their colour changes from white to carmine red, beginning at the edges. The flowers are very large and usually borne singly, on long, prickly stems. The flowers have a strong, sweet scent. The red color of ‘Double Delight’ is the product of ultraviolet light on natural pigments in the petals. If the plant is grown in a greenhouse, which blocks ultraviolet light, the petals will be white in color.
‘Double Delight’ is a medium-tall bushy shrub with large, dark green leaves. It grows about 90 to 150 cm (3′ to 5′) high, and 60 centimetres (2.0 ft) wide. It is winter hardy up to −25 °C (USDA zone 5), but can be susceptible to mildew and black spot. The cultivar needs sunny, warm places, but can be grown in containers. ‘Double Delight’ is used as garden rose and as cut flower.
👇 Awards : Double Delight’ was granted several awards, such as
* Gold medals in Baden-Baden and Rome in 1976
* Fragrance awards in Geneva (1976)
* Inclusion in the All-America Rose Selections in 1977.
* In 1985, the cultivar was inducted into the Rose Hall of Fame.
👇How to care
Soil: Roses need a soil that drains well but holds moisture long enough for the roots to absorb it. loam soil is ideal. Treety gives you the best soil mix available.
Sunshine : Full sun is ideal. The plants need at least six hours of sun a day. We have some partly shaded areas that get early-morning and late-afternoon sun. Even though they’re not getting six continuous hours of sun, they do okay.
👉 Watering : Once a day.