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'Dream Come True ™' rose Description
'Dream Come True ™ (grandiflora, Pottschmidt, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion (Decobug)
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: Wekdocpot
Exhibition name: Dream Come True ™
Origin:
Bred by John D. Pottschmidt (United States, circa 1996).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2008 as 'Dream Come True'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Upper: yellow edged with cerise pink, reverse: similar but with more yellow.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of 5' 7" to 6' 7" (170 to 200 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very vigorous.  heat tolerant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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 20,633   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Variety denomination: The new plant has the varietal denomination `WEKdocpot`.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Grandiflora Rose. The seed parent and the pollen parent of the variety are unknown.
Parentage:
Notes:
The parentage in the US Patent # 20633 differs from the parentage published by the American Rose Society. See REFERENCES.

The breeder says that he mixes pollens, so the pollen parent could be any of about 300 roses he uses. At the time he made the cross that produced this plant, he did not keep records of seed parents, but he thinks the seed parent might have been 'Heart of Gold' (McGredy).