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'Arizona' rose Description
'Arizona (grandiflora, Swim & Weeks, 1975)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion (Decobug)
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Orange blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: WERina
Exhibition name: Arizona
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1973).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1975 as 'Arizona'.
Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Salmon-orange.  Flowers golden orange to orangy yellow.  Strong, sweet fragrance.  30 petals.  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 5' (150 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
New Zealand - Patent No: 111  on  2 Feb 1981
Application  on  24 Dec 1979
This PVR Grant was surrendered February 2, 1985.
United States - Patent No: PP 3,568  on  11 Jun 1974   VIEW USPTO PATENT
The patent abstract shows the inventors of this rose as Herbert C. Swim and O.L. Weeks.
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog lists Arizona's blooms as coppery orange with undertones of vermilion and amber...