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'Sunstruck ™' rose Description
'Sunstruck ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKsunvoye
Exhibition name: Sunstruck ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 2002).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2006 as 'Sunstruck'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Apricot, orange-pink reverse, ages to deep pink .  Mild, fruity, tea fragrance.  16 to 28 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4'7" to 5¼' (140 to 160cm).  Width: 23" to 29" (60 to 75cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for 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:
Large formal flowers, unusual yellow peacock marking on the petal reverse, long stems
Australia - Patent No: AU3676P  on  18 Dec 2008
Application No: 2007/078  on  9 Mar 2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
Details of Comparative Trial. Location Narromine, NSW. Descriptor Rose (new) (Rosa) TG/11/8. Period Jul 2003 – Nov 2007.
First sold in USA in Dec 2004.
United States - Patent No: PP 17,686  on  1 May 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/281,281  on  17 Nov 2005
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Hybrid Tea Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `FRYxotic` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,718) and as its pollen parent an undisseminated seeding of Applicant's creation with the following genetic origin (Voodoo.times.unknown seedling). ....description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Upland, Calif. in the month of October.