'Apricot Queen' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Apricot Queen (hybrid tea, Howard, 1940)
Exhibition name: Apricot Queen
Apricot or apricot blend. Tea fragrance. 45 petals. Large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed buds.
Bushy. Leathery foliage.
Height: 28" to 35" (70 to 90cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Very vigorous. 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) .