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'Tournament of Roses' rose Description
'Poesie (grandiflora, Warriner, 1987)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
73 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: JACient
Exhibition name: Tournament of Roses
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1987).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1988 as 'Tournament of Roses'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Light coral-pink, darker reverse.  Strong, opinions vary fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7a and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Very 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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1993/005  on  1993   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 6,725  on  11 Apr 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/121,748  on  17 Nov 1987
Notes:
Each New Year's Day, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, California, U.S.A., home of the Tournament of Roses® Parade and Rose Bowl Game®. It's a celebration that's more than a century old--a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere in the world. The Tournament is more than just a parade and football game. It's America's New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than a century.
The first Tournament of Roses Parade took place on January 1, 1886.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.