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'Kathleen O'Rourke' rose Description
'Kathleen O'Rourke' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kathleen O'Rourke
Exhibition name: Kathleen O'Rourke
Origin:
Bred by Patrick Dickson (United Kingdom, 1976).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Strong fragrance.  38 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Large, matte foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Heat tolerant.  
Notes:
Comment under: Breeder, Colin Dickson. from Linda Stewart March 15, 2006:
Kathleen O'Rourke was named in 1976 for an Australian lady as a gift from her husband. She had two ambitions in life; the first being to launch a ship (which was arranged by husband through his business contacts) and the second was to have a rose named for her.
 
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