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'Holy Toledo' rose Description
'Holy Toledo' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion (Decobug)
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
ARObri
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Miniature.
Registration name: ARObri
Exhibition name: Holy Toledo
Origin:
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1978).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses as 'Holy Toledo'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Mild fragrance.  28 petals.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 18" (up to 45 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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 4,659   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Jack Christensen says this rose is a strong gold and apricot coloration. And, since it's on the tall side, for a miniature, it's quite easy to grow. This rose is The Official Flower of the City of Toledo, Ohio.

Purported to be on the tender side.