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'Amber Queen ®' rose Description
'Amber Queen ® (Floribunda, Harkness, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of La Roseraie de Barbary
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Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARroony
Exhibition name: Amber Queen ®
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1983).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1984 as 'Amber Queen'.
Apricot or apricot blend.  Flowers apricot-gold.  Moderate, musk, spice, sweet fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 20" to 30" (50 to 75 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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).  
United States - Patent No: PP 5,582  on  3 Dec 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/592,406  on  22 Mar 1984
Inventor: John L. Harkness. A new floribunda rose variety with flowers of apricot coloring... having unusually good disease resistance for plants with flowers of this color range and attractive dark green, holly-like foliage... Parentage: 'Southampton' x 'Typhoon'... lasts longer on th eplant than as a cut flower... needs ordinary winter protection...
According to the US Patent for HARroony, this rose has unusual non-fading apricot-colored flowers borne in large sprays.
Amber Queen was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.