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'Strike It Rich ™' rose Description
'Strike It Rich ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of William
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: WEKbepmey
Exhibition name: Strike It Rich ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2005).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2007 as 'Strike It Rich'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow - yellow, pink edges, pink shading.  Strong, fruity, spice fragrance.  30 to 37 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long sepals buds.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 5¾' to 6' 7" (175 to 200 cm).  Width of 20" to 26" (50 to 65 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or specimen.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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:
Long buds, dark red stems, vigorous.
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 19,144  on  26 Aug 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/973,156  on  5 Oct 2007

A new variety of Grandiflora rose suitable for garden decoration, having
flowers of deep golden yellow coloration blushed with pink.



Inventors:
Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
Assignee:

Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
(Rancho Cucamonga,
CA)


Notes:
Source: Website Alterarosa.