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'Apricot Passion ™' rose Description
'Apricot Passion ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mark Vollmer's Rose Garden
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACpinap
Exhibition name: Apricot Passion ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 2000 as 'Apricot Passion'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2003 as 'Apricot Passion'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Apricot or apricot blend.  Mild, anise fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: 47" to 5½' (120 to 165cm).  Width: 4½' (135cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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) .  
Australia - Patent No: AU3392P  on  5 Sep 2007
Application No: 2004/220  on  29 Jul 2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
unnamed Seedling x ‘Mirabella’ ....Breeder: Keith Zary, Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc., Somis, CA, USA.
First sold in USA in Dec 2000. First Australian sale Sep 2003.
United States - Patent No: PP 12,202  on  13 Nov 2001   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 455222  on  6 Dec 1999
Hybrid tea rose plant named JACpinap
Keith W. Zary, Thousand Oaks, California
Parentage: (Unnamed seedling x TANsenfrie) x JACjubel
... having long stems bearing high centered fragrant flowers; dark green, glossy foliage; vigorous upright growth and resistance to mildew and rust... Bloom Size: Large. Average open size is 41/2 inches... Average stem length is about 16 to 20 inches... Number of petals under normal conditions: 25 to 30... Fragrance: Moderate; anise... Lastingness: On the plant: Long (about seven to eight days). As a cut flower: Long (about eight to nine days)... At maturity, height is 51/2 feet, width is 41/2 feet... Resistant to mildew and rust, susceptible to blackspot under normal growing conditions...
gameinator wrote on the 3 of April 2002: I found one at Home Depot in Austin, Texas.

Susie Boyd reports (April 2002) that all the Home Depots in Nashville, Tennessee, have plenty of 'Apricot Passion'.

sabdpb found one at a Home Depot in San Antonion, Texas, and reports it was in bloom and it was beautiful!