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'HARroony' rose Description
'Amber Queen ® (Floribunda, Harkness, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of La Roseraie de Barbary
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
62 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARroony
Exhibition name: Amber Queen ®
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1983).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1984 as 'Amber Queen'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Flowers apricot-gold.  Moderate, musk, spice, sweet fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 20" to 30" (50 to 75 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,582  on  3 Dec 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/592,406  on  22 Mar 1984
Inventor: John L. Harkness. A new floribunda rose variety with flowers of apricot coloring... having unusually good disease resistance for plants with flowers of this color range and attractive dark green, holly-like foliage... Parentage: 'Southampton' x 'Typhoon'... lasts longer on th eplant than as a cut flower... needs ordinary winter protection...
Notes:
According to the US Patent for HARroony, this rose has unusual non-fading apricot-colored flowers borne in large sprays.
Amber Queen was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.