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'Citrus Tease ™' rose Description
'Citrus Tease ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cynthia Hart's Rose Garden
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Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: JACpolpa
Exhibition name: Citrus Tease ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 2000 as 'Citrus Tease'.
Pink.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 42" (105 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
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).  
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...