Rose Rosa Duchess of Cornwall = 'Tan97159' (PBR) (HT)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Duchess of Cornwall]


The Rosa Duchess of Cornwall, commonly known as a type of rose, is a striking plant characterized by its luscious and vibrant flowers. The blossoms are a soft apricot-orange hue, which can sometimes offer a gentle pink blush depending on the light and the stage of bloom. Each flower is classically shaped with a large, full cup that exudes elegance and sophistication. The petals are neatly arranged in a dense, swirling pattern that unfurls from a tight central bud to reveal a richly, full display. The leaves of the Duchess of Cornwall are lush green with a glossy sheen, providing a lush backdrop for the spectacular blooms. The foliage is thick and abundant, contributing to the overall bushy and well-rounded appearance of the plant. The stems are often stout and thorny, typical of rose plants, serving as both support for the heavy blooms and a defense mechanism. Overall, the plant exhibits a balanced and orderly growth habit, with its flowers prominently displayed atop the greenery.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Duchess of Cornwall Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Tan97159' (PBR) (HT)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as the Rose is not toxic to humans. However, it's important to note that roses have thorns that can cause physical injury if handled carelessly. Ingesting roses is not typically associated with poisoning, and they are sometimes even used in culinary applications. Nonetheless, consuming large quantities of any non-food plant material, including rose foliage, may cause stomach discomfort or an adverse reaction in some individuals due to its fibrous nature.

    • To pets

      The plant commonly known as the Rose is generally considered non-toxic to pets. However, like with humans, the thorns can cause physical injury to pets if they try to chew on the stems. While the ingestion of rose petals or leaves is not expected to cause poisoning, it could potentially result in gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, especially if consumed in large amounts. Owners should discourage pets from eating roses to prevent any possible discomfort or injury.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet 3 inches (100 cm)

    • Spread

      2 feet 6 inches (76 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Duchess of Cornwall rose features beautiful blooms that enhance the visual appeal of any garden or landscape.
    • Fragrant Flowers: This rose variety is known for its delightful fragrance that can create a pleasing olfactory experience in the garden.
    • Repeat Flowering: Capable of multiple blooming cycles, it keeps the garden colorful across the growing season.
    • Pollinator Attraction: The blooms can attract bees and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Cut Flower Use: The roses are excellent for cutting and can be used in floral arrangements, bringing beauty indoors.
    • Hardiness: It is bred to be resilient against certain common rose diseases.
    • Versatility: Suitable for planting in borders, rose beds, or as stand-alone specimens, offering various landscaping options.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Culinary decoration: Petals of the rose can be used to add an elegant touch to desserts and culinary presentations.
    • Natural fabric dye: The petals can be boiled to produce a natural dye for coloring fabrics with shades of pink.
    • Floral art: The rose can be used in the creation of pressed flower art or for crafting homemade potpourri mixes.
    • Perfumery: Rose petals can be processed to create natural fragrances or infused in oils for their scent.
    • Religious ceremonies: Roses are traditionally used in various cultures for adornment in religious events and places of worship.
    • Wedding décor: The rose's elegant blooms are popular for bouquets, centerpieces, and other matrimonial decorations.
    • Photography props: The rose can serve as a beautiful and classic subject or backdrop in photography.
    • Education: The rose can be used as a specimen for botanical study or for teaching about plant reproduction and hybridization techniques.
    • Bath additives: Dried rose petals are often used in bath bombs and soaps for a touch of luxury and fragrance.
    • Biodegradable confetti: Dry petals can serve as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional confetti at celebrations.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The rose is universally known as a symbol of love, particularly representing romantic love and affection.
    • Elegance and Grace: Named after the Duchess of Cornwall, this variety of rose is often associated with sophistication, elegance, and grace, embodying the poise of royalty.
    • Beauty: Roses are widely admired for their beauty, which is why they symbolize the aesthetic grace and pleasing appearance of the flower itself.
    • Admiration: Giving a rose like the Duchess of Cornwall can signal deep admiration for someone, often used to convey respect and esteem.
    • Commitment: As a plant that is often central to many formal occasions, the rose can stand for commitment and the importance of keeping promises or vows.
    • Perfection: The well-formed and intricate blooms of the rose are sometimes seen as a symbol of perfection and high achievement.

Every week
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Hybrid Tea Rose needs to be watered deeply once a week, making sure to moisten the entire root zone. In hot and dry conditions, increase the frequency to twice a week. Slowly pour about 1-2 gallons of water directly onto the soil at the base of the plant, avoiding wetting the foliage to prevent fungal diseases. During the winter months or in cooler climates, reduce watering to every two weeks or as needed to maintain moist but not waterlogged soil. Always check the top couple of inches of soil for dryness before watering.

  • sunLight

    Hybrid Tea Roses thrive in a location where they can receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The ideal spot for planting is one that receives morning sunlight, which helps to dry dew from the leaves and thus prevent fungal diseases. Avoid overly shaded areas, as insufficient light can lead to poor blooming and a weakened plant.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Hybrid Tea Roses perform best in temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit but can tolerate temperatures as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure healthy growth and ample flowering, try to maintain a moderate temperature range and protect the rose from extreme heat by providing afternoon shade.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Hybrid Tea Rose is essential to encourage healthy growth, improve air circulation, and shape the plant. Prune in early spring when the buds begin to swell, removing any dead or damaged branches, as well as thinning the center to promote air flow. Additionally, deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage more flowers. The best time for a major pruning is when the plant is dormant, typically in late winter or early spring.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Rosa 'Duchess of Cornwall' should be rich in organic matter with well-draining properties. A blend of loamy garden soil, compost, and some coarse sand or perlite would be ideal. The soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, roughly between 6.0 and 7.0 to allow for optimal nutrient uptake and plant health.

  • plantRepotting

    Rosa 'Duchess of Cornwall' usually doesn't require frequent repotting. It should only be repotted when it outgrows its current pot or every 2-3 years. When repotting, ensure the new pot is only slightly larger to avoid oversizing, which can lead to waterlogging issues.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Rosa 'Duchess of Cornwall' thrives best in moderate humidity conditions typical of outdoor gardens. These roses do not require specific humidity levels as long as they are planted outdoors and have good air circulation. They can adapt to the ambient humidity of most temperate climates.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure full sun, good air flow, and regular feeding.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, fertile soil, prune annually.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Rosa 'Duchess of Cornwall' typically begins with seed germination, although as a cultivar with Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR), it is often propagated via cuttings to maintain its distinct characteristics. After germination or rooting of a cutting, the plant enters a vegetative growth stage where it develops stems, leaves, and a root system. Once mature, the rose bush enters the flowering stage, producing the characteristic large, fragrant blooms that may be peach or apricot in color depending on the climate. Roses typically bloom in flushes throughout the growing season, which for many roses is late spring to fall. Following pollination, the plant may produce hips (fruit) containing seeds, although many hybrid teas are propagated mainly from cuttings. The plant then goes into a dormancy period during colder months, conserving energy to begin the cycle again in the spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa 'Duchess of Cornwall', which is a hybrid tea rose, is most commonly propagated through the process of stem cuttings. This method involves taking a healthy, disease-free cutting from a mature plant during the late winter or early spring when the plant is still dormant. The cutting, which should be about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) long, is taken from a stem that has recently bloomed and whose flowers have begun to fade. To enhance rooting, the bottom end of the cutting can be dipped in a rooting hormone powder before being planted in a moist soil mix. It is important to maintain consistent moisture and provide a warm environment to encourage root development. Once the cuttings have established a solid root system, they can be transplanted to their permanent location in the garden.