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'Flutterbye ™' rose Description
'Flutterbye ™ (Shrub, Carruth, 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of mf
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
44 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Shrub.
Registration name: WEKplasol
Exhibition name: Flutterbye ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 1995).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1996 as 'Flutterbye'.
Class:
Climber, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Yellow and pink.  Moderate, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).  Width of 10' (305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 9,715  on  3 Dec 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/561,396  on  21 Nov 1995
Notes:
Weeks Roses lists the Parentage as Playboy x seedling derivative of Rosa soulieana. See Comments & Questions for suggestions that the pollen parent was a cross of Rosa soulieana and 'Sunsprite.' The patent application notes that the pollen parent has semi-double clear yellow blooms.
Michael at Michael's Premier Roses said this one could be a climber -- it can go to 8 feet or more and it spreads.