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'Night Star ™' rose Description

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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
JACurp
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JACurp
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1997).
Class:
Floribunda, Florists Rose.  
Bloom:
Purple - red.  Mild fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Small to medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Medium, medium green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 6' to 7' (185 to 215 cm).  Width of 42" to 4' (105 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  Vigorous.  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 10,450   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
The US Patent Application (No. US1997000800675) for this rose was filed February 14, 1997. The Patent was issued June 16, 1998. This rose resulted from a cross of INTERprince x JACpurr. It has unique purple red flowers that blooms in clusters of 3 to 5. Cut flowers have a long vase life. The base of each petal has a small (1/4" x 1/4") whitish half moon. Guard petals have a white streak. Blooms last about 7 days on the plant and 10 days as a cut flower.
Jackson & Perkins Greenhouse Roses says Night Star™ is a deep plum color that deepens to burgundy in a vase.