'Barbara Bush ™' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: JACbushExhibition name:
Barbara Bush ™
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.
Tall, spreading, upright. Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 4' (120 cm).
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).
United States - Patent No: PP 7,542 on 4 Jun 1991 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/568,661 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.