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'Fragrant Apricot ™' rose Description
'Fragrant Apricot ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of cloudia
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JACgrant
Exhibition name: Fragrant Apricot ™
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 1998).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1999 as 'Fragrant Apricot'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot, lighter edges.  Strong, damask fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped, reflexed, rounded bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched.  Large, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 3' to 42" (90 to 105 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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 11,485  on  15 Aug 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/216,342  on  18 Dec 1998

Floribunda rose plant having disease resistance; large, leathery foliage;
and large, fragrant flowers of attractive orange-red color.



Inventors:
Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Assignee:

Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.
(Medford,
OR)


Notes:
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose magazine (p. 24).