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'Rose Rhapsody ™' rose Description
'Rose Rhapsody ™' rose photo
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACsash
Exhibition name: Rose Rhapsody ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1999).
Hybrid Tea.  
Deep pink.  Strong, citrus, old rose fragrance.  41 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, ovoid buds.  
Medium, spreading, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 4½' (120 to 135 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 11,046  on  31 Aug 1999   VIEW USPTO PATENT

Hybrid tea rose plant having large flowers, well filled with petals of
heavy substance and having a strong, sweet fragrance; strong, upright
growth; large, glossy, dark green foliage; and resistance to common fungal

Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.

The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of rose plant of the hybrid tea class which was originated by me by crossing the variety `Fragrant Cloud,` U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,574, with the variety `POULman,` U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,264.