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The 'Honey Dijon' rose variety has a most uncommon colour in roses, being a warm honey colour. This variety has a natural vigour and abundant bloom. Expect deeper colours in cooler weather with a tendancy to pinking on outer petals. 'Honey Dijon' won a Bronze Medal at the 2005 National Rose Trials. If you like Julia's Rose you'll love Honey Dijon.
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Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Honey Dijon has a strong perfume
Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.4 metres
Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7
Black spot, powdery mildew
Scale, thrips, aphids
Planting season: Winter if bare rooted, all seasons if potted.
Types of fertiliser: Rose fertiliser, or a good general purpose fertiliser.