'Fragrant Apricot ™' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.Registration name: JACgrantExhibition name:
Fragrant Apricot ™
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.
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).
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).
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.
Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose magazine (p. 24).