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'Brass Band ™' rose Description
'Brass Band ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Happenstance Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
57 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JACcofl
Exhibition name: Brass Band ™
Origin:
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1993).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1994 as 'Brass Band'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Mild, damask fragrance.  30 to 41 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 39" (90 to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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).  
Breeder's notes:
Yellow buds open to deep peach-colored flowers; unusual and quite striking. Blooms heavily. Fairly low. (as per JC's website).
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1996/069  on  1 May 1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,171  on  20 Jun 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/201,240  on  24 Feb 1994
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