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'Wekcobeju' rose Description
'Cinco de Mayo™ (floribunda, Carruth, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of fogplants
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
69 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Russet Floribunda.
Registration name: Wekcobeju
Exhibition name: Cinco de Mayo™ (floribunda, Carruth, 2006)
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 2006).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2009 as 'Cinco de Mayo'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd. in 2013 as 'The Shire'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Russet.  Rust red & smoky lavender.  None to mild, apple, opinions vary fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, rounded.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 35" to 47" (90 to 120cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, 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:
European Union - Application No: 20091427
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 31987  on  3 Jun 2016
Application No: ROS1015  on  17 Apr 2014
 
United States - Patent No: PP 21,709  on  15 Feb 2011   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/590,206  on  4 Nov 2009
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Floribunda Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `WEKcocbeb` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 18,870) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `WEKvossutono` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 18,473).....description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Pomona, Calif. in the month of October.
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