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'Signature ®' rose Description
'Signature ®' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
JACnor
HMF Ratings:
40 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACnor
Exhibition name: Signature ®
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 1995).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1996 as 'Signature'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink, light pink blending.  Fruity fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant, susceptible to rust .  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).  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1996/068  on  1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,539  on  7 May 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/491,142  on  16 Jun 1995
Inventors: Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
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