'Brite Eyes' rose Description
Photo courtesy of zlesak
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Exhibition name: Brite Eyes
Unknown, Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.
Salmon-pink. Mild, spice fragrance. 10 to 12 petals.
Climbing. Matte, medium green foliage.
Height of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: very blackspot resistant..
Salmon-pink inside of the petal, with light salmon turning light yellow on the reverse; medium green, matte foliage; averages 10 to 12 petals plus a few petaloids near the center; averages three to six flowers per stem; light and spicy fragrance.
United States - Patent No: PP 17,391 on 30 Jan 2007 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/209,786 on 24 Aug 2005
Varietal denomination: cv. Radbrite
The new variety of Rosa hybrida climbing rose plant of the present invention was created at Greenfield, Wis., U.S.A. by artificial pollination wherein two parents were crossed which previously had been studied in the hope that they would contribute the desired characteristics. The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the `RADtee` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) of the new variety was the `AUScot` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 7,215). A `AUScot` variety is marketed under the ABRAHAM DARBY trademark. The parentage of the new variety can be summarized as follows: `RADtee`.times.`AUScot`.
Ploidy information from David Zlesak, May 9, 2014
Parentage Source: comment from Will Radler in 'Morning Magic' October 17, 2016:
84-76.3 = (79-25.1 x Spotless Gold)]
Parentage in USPP 17'391 (RADtee x Abraham Darby) cannot be correct, as RADtee was bred in 1997.