Rose (Rosa 'Delany Sisters') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Delany Sisters'
'WILdels'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: Medium to large, in clusters, with ruffled petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Grandiflora
Extra Color Info: Pink and white blend
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: J. Benjamin Williams, 1997
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Love x Handel

The blush darkens with sun exposure.

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Location: Northern New JerseyDate: June 2005The blush darkens with sun exposure.
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At Regans nursery
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Location: Northern New JerseyDate: June 2005One of the best years I had with this rose. My neighbor installed
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In Zuzu's garden
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Location: Northern New JerseyDate: June 16group of bloom
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In Zuzu's garden
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2009-05-21
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2009-05-21
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 7, 2014 1:30 PM

I don't usually comment on a rose I don't currently grow or have not grown in the past, but I have seen many pictures posted of Delany Sisters in bloom in various forums on the Internet through the years. Each time I think, what a stunning rose, and I wish I had one in my garden, but I have never seen it for sale locally at the many nurseries that I visit each spring. If I did, I would buy it right away.

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