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'French Perfume' rose Description
'French Perfume' rose photo
Photo courtesy of LeVan-Steklenski, Michelle L.
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KEIbian
Exhibition name: French Perfume
Origin:
Bred by Seizo Suzuki (Japan, 1993).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1993 as 'French Perfume'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,476   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
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.