'Chihuly ®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Red blend Floribunda.Registration name: WEKscemalaExhibition name:
Orange and yellow. Mild, tea fragrance. 17 to 25 petals. Average diameter 4". Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Medium, bushy. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 39" to 47" (100 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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.
Dark red new growth, displays many colors, sometimes shows subtle striping on the upper petal.
Australia - Patent No: AU3389P on 5 Sep 2007
Application No: 2005/058 on 3 Mar 2005 VIEW PBR PATENT
‘WEKplapep’ x ‘MEIcauf’’. ...Breeder: Tom Carruth, Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc., Upland, CA, USA.
First sold in USA in Dec 2003.
New Zealand - Patent No: 2907 on 2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS943
United States - Patent No: PP 15,076 on 10 Aug 2004 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/719,930 on 20 Nov 2003
It has as its seed parent the variety known as `WEKplapep` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 10,126) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `MEIcauf` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 7,718).
Color: flowers yellow blushing to orange & finishing red upper, more yellow with less blush reverse.