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'Rio Samba ™' rose Description
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACrite
Exhibition name: Rio Samba ™
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1991).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'Rio Samba'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Yellow, red outer petals, ages to red .  Moderate fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Tall, upright, well-branched.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  

Height: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: 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) .  
Canada - Application No: 92-122  on  27 Oct 1992
Application abandoned on November 30, 1998.
Breeder; William A. Warriner, Tustin, United States of America
United States - Patent No: PP 8,361  on  7 Sep 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/795,958  on  21 Nov 1991
Named after the Samba dancers ar the Carnival in Rio.