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'World War II Memorial Rose ™' rose Description
'World War II Memorial Rose ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of The Flower Fancier's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEZgrey
Exhibition name: World War II Memorial Rose ™
Origin:
Bred by O.L. "Ollie" Weeks (United States, 2000).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2000 as 'World War II Memorial Rose'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 14,433   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 20020092050  on  11 Jul 2002
O.L. Weeks, Chino, California
Hybrid tea rose plant named 'Wezgrey'... double blossoms that are a blend of soft white and lavender... good disease resistance... particularly well suited for growing as attractive ornamentation in the landscape such as in parks and gardens. Cut flower production also is possible... Parentage: 'Silver Spoon' x 'Paradise'... being marketed under the WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL ROSE trademark...
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