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'Big Time' rose Description
'Big Time' rose photo
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Big Time
Bred by A. J. H. Van Doesum (Netherlands, 1995).
Introduced in Netherlands by Interplant BV in 2002 as 'Big Time'.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Fuchsia / magenta.  None to mild fragrance.  38 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, exhibition, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, ovoid buds.  
Bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  Produces decorative hips.  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: AU2584P  on  13 Oct 2004
Application No: 2001/197  on  6 Aug 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
seed parent “unnamed seedling” x pollen parent ‘Interverma’. Both parents were characterised by their upright bushy growth habit with pink flowers. Hybridisation took place in Leersum, The Netherlands in 1995. ...Breeder: Ir. A.J.H. van Doesum, Leersum, The Netherlands.
First Australian sale Mar 2002.
Netherlands - Patent  on  1998