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'Osiana ™' rose Description
'Osiana ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gabriel
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Oceana
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Hans Jürgen Evers (Germany, 1988).
Introduced in Germany by Rosen-Tantau/Tantau Roses in 1988 as 'Osiana'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Cream, apricot shading.  Strong fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Leafy sepals, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Large, dark green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 32" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  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 7,660  on  1 Oct 1991   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/531,800  on  31 May 1990
Notes:
Jerry Strahle of Carlton Rose Nurseries describes this as champagne color with a spiral shape and long stems...
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made October 24, 1990 and granted November 11, 1992 (PVR Grant No. 731). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Osiana. This PVR Grant expires November 11, 2015.
According to the Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights Office, an application (No. 92-128) for Osiana was filed by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.
According to the US Patent for this rose, the breeding objective was "to produce a new rose variety having outstanding, long lasting blooms of a unique orange-white (pastel-cream color). Parentage information is also from this source.