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'Joseph's Coat' rose Description
'Joseph's Coat' rose photo
Photo courtesy of A Hermit's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
80 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Red blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Joseph's Coat
Exhibition name: Joseph's Coat
Origin:
Bred by David L. Armstrong (United States, before 1963). Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, before 1963).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1965 as 'Joseph's Coat'.
Class:
Climber, Floribunda, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Red blend.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  23 to 28 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 8' to 12' (245 to 365 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Vigorous.  a good subject for pegging.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,488  on  16 Mar 1965   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Patented as a climbing floribunda.
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