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'WEKamanda' rose Description
'Saint Patrick (hybrid tea, Strickland, 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosita Longo Prieto
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
83 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKamanda
Exhibition name: St. Patrick ™
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Strickland (United States, 1986).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1996 as 'St. Patrick'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Mild fragrance.  43 to 49 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Medium, matte, medium green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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) .  
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: 96/280  on  13 Sep 1999
Application No: 96/280   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,591  on  25 Jun 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
March 17th is St. Patrick's Day honoring the patron saint of Ireland.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made March 24, 1999 (Application No. ROS695). The breeder's Reference for this rose is FSWR 86-1. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Limelight'.

This rose has a long vase life and holds its color well on the plant.