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'Nashville ™' rose Description
'Christopher Columbus ™  (floribunda, Poulsen, 1992)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Nashville ™
Origin:
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1992). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1992).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 2001 as 'Christopher Columbus'.
Class:
Floribunda, Patio.  PatioHit ® Collection, Towne & Country ® Series.  
Bloom:
White and pink, stripes.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" (75 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, 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.  
Patents:
European Union - Patent No: 357  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 95/0607
Holder: Poulsen Roser ApS. Denomination approved: POULBICO.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 12,491  on  26 Mar 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/274,684  on  24 Mar 1999
The present invention constitutes a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant which originated from a controlled crossing between an unnamed seedling (non-patented) and unnamed seedling (non-patented).
Notes:
Named for the quincentenary of Columbus' landfall.


Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)