'Bing Crosby' rose Description
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Bing Crosby
Bred by Weeks
(United States, 1981).
Red, darker veining. Mild, spice fragrance. 48 to 54 petals. Average diameter 4.25". Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, ruffled, scalloped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Small, ovoid buds.
Tall, bushy, upright, well-branched. Medium, dark green, dense, leathery, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. heat 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.
United States - Patent No: PP 4,695 VIEW USPTO PATENT
1. A new and distinct variety of rose plant of the hybrid tea class, substantially as shown and described, characterized particularly by a floriferous, vigorous, free branching plant producing heavily petalled flowers of red coloring borne singly to a stem and in small clusters and which retain their attractiveness upon aging as well as in hot weather.
Bing Crosby was born on May 3, 1903.
Differences concerning parentage, See References.
Weeks Roses 1999-2000 Catalog, p. 9, says parentage is Seedling x 'First Prize'.