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'Anna Leese' rose Description
'Chihuly ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
60 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: WEKscemala
Exhibition name: Chihuly ®
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2004 as 'Chihuly'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd. in circa 2012 as 'Anna Leese'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 39" to 47" (100 to 120cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Breeder's notes:
Dark red new growth, displays many colors, sometimes shows subtle striping on the upper petal.
Patents:
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  on  21 May 2008
 
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).
Notes:
Color: flowers yellow blushing to orange & finishing red upper, more yellow with less blush reverse.