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'Strike It Rich ™' rose Description
'Strike It Rich ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cory's SODAK rose garden
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Yellow blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: WEKbepmey
Exhibition name: Strike It Rich ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 2004).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2007 as 'Strike It Rich'.
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
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.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 5¾' to 6'7" (175 to 200cm).  Width: 20" to 26" (50 to 65cm).
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.
United States - Patent No: PP 19,144  on  26 Aug 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/973,156  on  5 Oct 2007
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Grandiflora Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `CHRiscinn` (not patented) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `WEKosomit` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,401).....description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoor in Pomona, Calif. in the month of June.
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