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'Lucille Ball' rose Description
'Lucille Ball' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Dave and Deb Boyd
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACapri
Exhibition name: Lucille Ball
Origin:
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1991).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1993 as 'Lucille Ball'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4¾' to 5¼' (145 to 160 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,605   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
According to the Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights Office, an application (No. 98-118) for JACapri was filed by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. This application was abandoned November 30, 1998.