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'First Prize' rose Description
'First Prize' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Miss Sunny
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: First Prize
Exhibition name: First Prize
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, before 1967).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink, cream blending.  Moderate fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5.75".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease, susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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 2,774  on  24 Oct 1967   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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