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'Citrus Tease ™' rose Description
'Citrus Tease ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: JACpolpa
Exhibition name: Citrus Tease ™
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 2000 as 'Citrus Tease'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 42" (105 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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 12,116  on  2 Oct 2001   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 455213  on  6 Dec 1999
Floribunda rose plant named JACpolpa
Keith W. Zary, Thousand Oaks, California
Parentage: JACship x JACpat
... having compact, upright growth; dark green, glossy, disease resistant foliage; and medium size pink flowers having a citrus fragrance presented in large clusters... Blooming habit: Continuous... Average open bloom size is 31/2 inches... Average stem length is about 12 to 16 inches... Number of petals under normal conditions: 25... Fragrance: Strong; citrus (lemon)... Lastingness: On the plant: Fair (about five days). As a cut flower: Fair (about six or seven days)... At maturity, height is 31/2 feet, width is 21/2 feet... Resistant to mildew and rust, susceptible to blackspot under normal growing conditions...
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