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'Rosie O'Donnell' rose Description
'Rosie O'Donnell' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
60 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKwinwin
Exhibition name: Rosie O'Donnell
Origin:
Bred by Joseph F. Winchel (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. as 'Rosie O'Donnell'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red blend, yellow reverse.  Mild fragrance.  26 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Double (17-25 petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 4' 7" (90 to 140 cm).  Width of 35" to 43" (90 to 110 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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 11,382  on  16 May 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 153953  on  16 Sep 1998
Inventor: Joseph F. Winchel (Harbor City, CA). Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Upland, CA). A new variety of Hybrid Tea having flowers of bright red with a reverse of yellow... parentage is unknown because it was discovered as a seedling in a controlled planting of mixed rose varieties...
Parentage:
Notes:
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell was born on March 21, 1962, in Commack, New York.