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'Love' rose Description
'Love (grandiflora, Warriner, 1977)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marina's Rose Garden. Amelia, Virginia
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Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
70 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: JACtwin
Exhibition name: Love
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1977).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1980 as 'Love'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Scarlet, white reverse.  Mild, rose, opinions vary fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  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.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 325  on  5 Aug 1986
Application No: ROS183  on  26 Nov 1984
Breeder's Reference: 71-5324
 
United States - Patent No: PP 4,437  on  17 Jul 1979   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 920361  on  29 Jun 1978
Inventor: Warriner, William A. (Tustin, California). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Co. (Medford, Oregon)... cherry and white bicolored flowers with no fragrance, borne in long-stemmed clusters... Parentage: Unnamed variety x 'Redgold' (USPP003006). The primary objective was to produce a new grandiflora bearing multicolored or bicolored blooms.
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