'About Face ™' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret MacLean
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Orange blend Grandiflora.Registration name: WEKosupalzExhibition name:
About Face ™
Orange, darker reverse. Flowers: Orange blend, deep orange-gold upper, burnished red reverse.. Mild to strong, apple, fruity fragrance. 26 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4". Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, globular, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Very vigorous. 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.
Very strong vigor, good color at all stages of bloom, lots of flower, very upright habit.
Australia - Application No: 2007/084 on 2007 VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 17,305 on 26 Dec 2006 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/230,960 on 19 Sep 2005
[`O Sole Mio`.times.(`Katherine Loker`.times.`Gingersnap` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,330))]. X unknown and as its pollen parent the variety known as `WEKpaltlez` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 15,155).
Parentage registered with the American Rose Society and documented in the plant patent differ.