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'Secret ™' rose Description
'Secret ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Slugger15
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
74 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HILaroma
Exhibition name: Secret ™
Origin:
Bred by Daniel Tracy (United States, 1992).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1994 as 'Secret'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow and pink.  The blossoms are Naples Yellow and strongly edged with Venetian Pink on opening and turning to Neyron Rose when fully open..  Strong, spice, sweet fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Leafy sepals buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, thornless (or almost).  Medium, matte, dark green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 47" to 4¼' (120 to 130 cm).  Width of 4' 7" (140 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very vigorous.  heat tolerant.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,494   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
White with a pink edge...
According to the U.S. Patent for this rose, the blossoms are Naples Yellow and strongly edged with Venetian Pink on opening and turning to Neyron Rose when fully open.