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'Joseph's Coat' rose Description
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Red blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Joseph's Coat
Exhibition name: Joseph's Coat
Bred by David L. Armstrong (United States, before 1963). Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, before 1963).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1965 as 'Joseph's Coat'.
Climber, Floribunda, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Red blend.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  23 to 28 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 8' to 12' (245 to 365cm).  Width: 4' (120cm).
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Vigorous.  a good subject for pegging.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,488  on  16 Mar 1965   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Patented as a climbing floribunda.