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'Admiral' rose Description
'Waves' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
WAVES
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WAVES
Exhibition name: WAVES
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson III (1893-1975) (United Kingdom, 1944).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1944 as 'WAVES'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1949 as 'Admiral'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 638  on  5 Sep 1944   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
WAVES is the acronym for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services, which was created in 1942 as a women's division of the U.S. Navy. WAVES were assigned shore duty to free men to fight in World War II.