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'Pearl Essence ™' rose Description
'Pearl Essence ™ (hybrid tea, Zary 1998)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mark Vollmer's Rose Garden
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Commercially available
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACsilho
Exhibition name: Pearl Essence ™
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 2000 as 'Pearl Essence'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Moderate, fruity, sweet fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  Width of 4½' (135 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 12,127  on  9 Oct 2001   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 416555  on  12 Oct 1999
Hybrid tea rose plant named JACsilho
Keith W. Zary, Thousand Oaks, California
Parentage: 'Sterling Silver' x JAColite
... with free flowering, pinkish flowers having a high centered bud and open flower form on long stems; strong fragrance; and vigorous, upright, well-branched growth... Blooming habit: Continuous... Average open size of bloom is 41/2 inches... Average stem length is about 18-22 inches... Number of petals under normal conditions: 30-35... Fragrance: Strong; sweet (cotton candy)... Lastingness: On the plant: Long (about seven to eight days). As a cut flower: Long (about nine to ten days)... At maturity, height is 6 feet, width is 41/2 feet... Resistant to rust; susceptible to mildew and blackspot under normal growing conditions...
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