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'Memorial Day ™' rose Description
'Memorial Day ™' rose photo
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKblunez
Exhibition name: Memorial Day ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2004 as 'Memorial Day'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2005 as 'Heaven Scent'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink.  Orchid pink.  Strong, damask, old rose fragrance.  41 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, spreading, upright.  Large, matte, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 43" to 4¼' (110 to 130 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, landscape or shrub.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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) .  
Breeder's notes:
Very well foliated stems, large blooms with intense fragrance, old fashioned form.
Australia - Application No: 2005/031  on  2005   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Application  on  21 Sep 2009
United States - Patent No: PP 16,572  on  23 May 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  10 Aug 2004