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'Arizona' rose Description
'Arizona (grandiflora, Swim & Weeks, 1975)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: WERina
Exhibition name: Arizona
Origin:
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1973).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1975 as 'Arizona'.
Class:
Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 5' (150 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
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..  
Patents:
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.
Notes:
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog lists Arizona's blooms as coppery orange with undertones of vermilion and amber...