'The Shire' rose Description
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Russet. Rust red & smoky lavender. Mild, apple, opinions vary fragrance. 16 to 24 petals. Average diameter 3.25". Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, rounded. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 47" to 5¼' (120 to 160cm). Width: 47" to 5¼' (120 to 160cm).
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..
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Application No: 12/590,206 on 4 Nov 2009
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
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.