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'Barbara Bush ™' rose Description
'Barbara Bush ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACbush
Exhibition name: Barbara Bush ™
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1990).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 1991 as 'Barbara Bush'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink, cream blending.  Mild to strong, damask fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, spreading, upright.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 7,542   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  20 Aug 1990
According to the US Patent for this rose, the breeder's primary objective was to to produce a new rose variety having the bud and flower form of 'Pristine' coupled with the increased flower production of 'Antigua'. In addition to this, Barbara Bush has excellent exhibition form, as well as high garden flower production.
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