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'Town Talk' rose Description
'Town Talk' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Karl King's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
3 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Registration name: Town Talk
Exhibition name: Town Talk
Origin:
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1966).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1966 as 'Town Talk'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange-red.  None to mild fragrance.  75 to 80 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading, upright, well-branched.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Flowers drop off cleanly.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,709  on  7 Feb 1967   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Per US Patent, class: polyantha
Notes:
This rose was originally registered as a "polyantha" and the class assignment in the patent is as a "polyantha". Currently, it is classed as a "floribunda" in Modern Roses 12