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'Home and Family ™' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKplagneze
Exhibition name: Home and Family ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2003 as 'Home and Family'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2009 as 'Atomic Blonde'.
Hybrid Tea.  
White or white blend.  Moderate, licorice fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 47" to 4' 7" (120 to 140 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  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:
Beautiful bud shape, long stems, very straight upright habit.
United States - Patent No: PP 14,356  on  9 Dec 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT