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Alec's Red®

$50 Regular price
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  • Cutting
  • Fragrance
  • Container Friendly

Alec’s Red is one of our favorite red roses to recommend to gardeners. With beautiful, almost black buds that open into large, 6", fully double, globular blooms with a 30+ petal count, his crimson to cherry red coloring is almost as intoxicating as his very strong, rich damask perfume. Alec’s Red is a vigorous, upright bush with dark-green foliage and thrives in zones 5-10.

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Rose Type Hybrid Tea
SKU HT125 GALLON
Alternate Name(s) Cored
Bloom Type Very Full
Breeder Code COred
Characteristic Cutting, Fragrance, Container Friendly
Color Red
Specific Color Crimson to cherry red
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Year 1970
Approximate Size 4-5' x 3'

Alec's Red®

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M.Y.
Vigorous, beautiful, and well-performing!

I have about a dozen Heirloom roses and Alec’s Red is my most vigorous and well-performing rose of all of them (so far), hands down.

My roses started out in containers in my apartment and then were transplanted in the ground at my house (amended clay soil, which didn’t work out), and then back to containers again. Alec’s Red seemed unaffected by all of that and still grew to be my largest bush, with strong canes and constant growth and blooming. It grew beautifully the 3 years it was in the ground, and bounced back quickly after the trauma of transplanting as if nothing had happened (my other roses have taken more time to re-grow acclimate to containers again, but are definitely happier than in the ground.)

The blooms are huge, and petals almost a fluorescent red— the color is so bright it almost looks neon. The smell is also fantastic (I only buy fragrant roses!).

I live in humid Ohio with crappy clay soil and this baby has survived it all like a champ! Very little issues with black spot. Not one of my roses that needs TLC, and I greatly appreciate that!

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s.m.
Huge rose!

What an amazing rose!

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S.Z.
Fantastic in a Pot!

This rose is exceeding expectations in a pot - I just love it. It seems very happy, overwintered without an issue in a cool but not freezing temp garage, and appears to be disease resistant. Beautiful blooms and a great fragrance.

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K.O.
My Husband's Favorite

I bought Alec's Red mainly because of the name (it was the closest I could get to my husband's name, Alexander).

This beautiful rose was the first from my order of six to bloom here in Central Florida. Its beautiful cherry red color, its heavenly fragrance and its non stop blooms are amazing. My husband loves it when I put one of "his" roses on his desk to brighten his day. He's convinced I'm an expert rose grower because of this flower.

Thank you, Heirloom!!

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Laura H
Gorgeous, long-lasting blooms

Ordered in March, got two rose bushes in April, and here it is July and I have big, beautiful roses already. The color is outstanding. The complexity of the flower gets lots of comments. Have them on my deck for now but I can tell they are going to be too big for the planters, so I am going to clear a place for them at the entrance of my house....because I want these blooms to greet people.

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