Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu

Sunbelt® Desmond Tutu

$50 Regular price
Tag or Stake
  • Pots
  • Winter Hardy
  • Pollinator Friendly

Sunbelt®Desmond Tutu is a wonderful Floribunda rose with large, elegant, deep-red flowers opening from high-centered buds. The blossoms are formed in clusters, making just a few stems into a full bouquet. Desmond Tutu is a Gold medal winner in international competition. This moderately fragrant rose does well in beds, borders, or pots and is a favorite of pollinators.

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Rose Type Floribunda
Alternate Name(s) Archbishop Desmond Tutu, First Love, Gallipoli Centenary Rose, Jugendliebe ®
Bloom Types Clustered, Very Full, Cupped
Breeder Code KORtutu
Characteristic(s) Pots, Winter Hardy, Pollinator Friendly
Color Red
Specific Color Deep Red
Fragrance Moderately Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Approximate Size 3' x 3'

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kathleen Graham
Very Vigorous Healthy Rose

I live in Phoenix AZ and my Desmond Tutu in its first year was the most robust rose in my garden all through the summer months, into the fall and is leafing out beautifully in February. The flower is a beautiful large deep red and the leaves are shiny green. I couldn't be happier with this rose.

Leslie M.

I live in a zone 7a and I planted 3 of these beauties. The blooms lasted soo long. Gorgeous shiny foliage.

Henry H.
Great Fragrent Red Rose

Easy to see why this rose won a gold medal. healthy red roses with good fragrance are hard to find. I have a trio of Kordes reds: Bordeaux, Dark Desire & Desmond Tutu growing together. They all established in their first season from Heirloom own root gallon pots.

Carol R.
Fabulous rose!

I love this gorgeous red rose that blooms all summer long with vigor and has very healthy foliage. It excels whether other reds have struggled. I will buy more of this rose since it has become my favorite dependable red! With very little care, Tutu is robust and strong, I could not be more impressed.

Beautiful flower and foliage

I live in lower Alabama which is Zone 9. It has been a very hot and humid summer. This rose arrived without any foliage at all. I planted according to directions and within a week it was fully leafed out. Roses appeared in a very short time. It has bloomed well and is handling our heat well.

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