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'Fourth of July' rose Description
'Fourth of July' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Judith C.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
105 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: WEKroalt
Exhibition name: Fourth of July
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 1999).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1999 as 'Fourth of July'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2000 as 'Climbing Fourth Of July'.
Class:
Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Red blend, stripes.  Apple, rose fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 43" to 15' (110 to 455 cm).  Width of 26" to 6' (65 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6a through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 11,518  on  26 Sep 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  23 Nov 1998
Notes:
Known as the climber, 'Fourth of July' in America, and 'Crazy For You', the Cluster-flowered/Floribunda in the UK.


WEKroalt is one of the new varieties that was added to the RINZ Rose Display Trial at the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens in 1999.