Alec's Red®

Type: Hybrid Tea

Beautiful, almost black buds open into large 6" fully double, globular blooms (petals 30+) of crimson to cherry red. Blessed with a very strong, rich damask perfume. A vigorous, upright bush with dark-green foliage.

Availability: In stock This rose begins shipping the week of March 5th 2018

(Gallon Pot)

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) Cored
Specifc ARS Score
Bloom Type Fully Double
Breeder Code COred
Characteristics Cutting, Fragrance
Specific Color Crimson to cherry red
Country of Origin Scotland
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # PP 3,056
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 4-5' x 3 1/2'
Year 1970


Customer Reviews (8)

StunningReview by Dayna
I love this rose. I lost my first one from HR due to neighbor spraying Round Up weed control on windy days. That situation taken care of I ordered another Alec's Red, gallon pot. In less than 3 weeks I had gorgeous huge red blooms from this plant. And the scent is heavenly. If I had room, I'd order more! (Posted on 9/29/2017)
Love the large bloomsReview by antiqueart
This has really nice large blooms and love it. I am in Birmingham Al.
I have had it a year and the bush is not yet large and is in a large pot. So far am getting nice huge blooms with great rich color and nice scent. I have a new Mr Lincoln and look forward to a comparison. (Posted on 4/19/2017)
Alec's RedReview by Nini
I LOVE this Rose.....I've had 3 plants over the span of 14 years....the first traveled the country with us when we were full time RVers.....the second plant was purchased when we put down roots in Florida in 2009, and this most recent purchase this year was to replace #2 that was damaged by a falling tree limb......Everyone who comes into our yard quickly is drawn to this rose by its color, SIZE, and fragrance....All my roses come from Heirloom Roses....wouldn't buy from anyone else!!!!! (Posted on 4/15/2017)
Gorgeous!Review by Abigail
I absolutely love this rose! The rose size is huge! The smell is very musk and spicy! When making a bouquet I end up throwing out all the other roses and fill the vase with just Alec's Red! Maybe add in some tiny flowers but my goodness this rose is a pop! I was hesitant to buy it because it looks a tad pink in the picture but on the green of the bush it is a gorgeous red! I live in Missouri zone 5 or 6 and I never had a problem with the roses. I had a few problems with the leaves but other than that it is one of my favorites! My other is Aloha! (Posted on 2/9/2017)
Beautiful Fragrant RoseReview by Cynthia
I have a very small courtyard garden. So any rose that gets to stay must be great. Alec's Red is a beautiful Red Rose with great old rose fragrance. Has been hardy and not much bothered by black spot which is a problem in the Southeast. I bought it because it wasn't an overly large shrub, as space is an issue for me. Had never heard of it before. Very happy I took a chance on it. Couldn't have asked for a better fragrant red rose. (Posted on 5/27/2016)
Wonderful and FragrantReview by Nancy
I planted this rose in the spring of 2014 in our new rose garden. It thrived producing many beautiful, very fragrant perfect blooms; in fact, once it started blooming it never stopped. We kept comparing its fragrance to the other roses and boy - close call on which was the best - Mr. Lincoln or Alec's Red. I have ordered two more to have plenty for bouquets. (Posted on 1/14/2015)
BeautifulReview by Johanna
Planted in May and already large perfect shape blooms. A true cherry red. (Posted on 6/30/2014)
Great rose for inland Pacific NWReview by Jim
We purchased Alec's Red this past spring, followed Heirloom's planting instructions, and have periodically applied a liquid fertilizer (MiracleGro) designed to support root growth / development.

We could not be happier with the results. In the couple months since planted, our Alec's Red has produced three big, fully double blooms and is continuing to grow vigorously as we head towards the beginning of summer.

Thanks Heirloom for offering such a great red rose ! (Posted on 6/11/2014)

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