'Spirit of Ocean City' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Red blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: WILcan ™Exhibition name:
Spirit of Ocean City
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.
Red and yellow, yellow reverse. Strong fragrance. 17 to 25 petals. Large, double (17-25 petals), exhibition bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 42" to 4' (105 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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) .
J. Benjamin Williams and Associates, breeders of this rose, set us straight on the story behind the naming of it. Here's what they say: The' Spirit of Ocean City' rose is named and dedicated to Ocean City, New Jersey NOT Maryland. May 4th, 2002, is their city-wide opening and grand festival where the roses will be exibited and sold for a limited time. It is an annual event.
[The blossom is red with a gold reverse.]