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'Memorial Day ™' rose Description
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKblunez
Exhibition name: Memorial Day ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2004 as 'Memorial Day'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2005 as 'Heaven Scent'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink.  Strong, damask fragrance.  41 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, spreading, upright.  Large, matte, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 43" to 4¼' (110 to 130 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, landscape or shrub.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Very well foliated stems, large blooms with intense fragrance, old fashioned form.
Australia - Application No: 2005/031  on  2005   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Application  on  21 Sep 2009
United States - Patent No: PP 16,572  on  23 May 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  10 Aug 2004