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'Fortune Teller ™' rose Description
'Fortune Teller ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Donna's Rose Garden - Northern CA
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACheir
Exhibition name: Fortune Teller ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 1993).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. as 'Fortune Teller'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Purple - red.  Strong fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Glossy, grey-green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4'11" to 5¼' (150 to 160cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Plant in partial shade for best color.  prefers dry climates.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 9,397  on  12 Dec 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/281,252  on  26 Jul 1994
Inventors: Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)