'French Perfume' rose Description
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: KEIbianExhibition name:
Yellow blend, pink edges. Strong, fruity, sweet fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, very double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. 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).
According to the US Patent for KEIbian, the breeder's objective was to produce a Hybrid Tea that had distinctive color changes in sunlight as the flower fades.