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'Legends™' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKsiamia
Exhibition name: Legends™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 2006).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2009 as 'Legends'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Red.  Flowers bright cherry red.  None to mild, spice, tea fragrance.  18 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, upright.  Large, matte, medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 47" to 5'1" (120 to 155cm).  Width: 20" to 2' (50 to 60cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  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..  
Breeder's notes:
MONSTROUS buds & HUMONGOUS blossoms of rich ruby red hold their durable brilliance from beginning to end. IMMENSE petals (just one can cover a child’s palm) lend a classical Hybrid Tea bud shape, slowly spiraling open to a ruffled WHOPPER of a show-stopper. LARGE lettuce-like leaves of an unusual reddened green color gracefully enrobe the long cutting stems – in perfect proportion to the flower. Who needs a bouquet??? It only takes one PRODIGIOUS posy to fill a vase.

Oprah Winfrey was involved in the multi-year evaluation and final selection of the 'Legends' rose. Chosen to pay tribute to the wonderful women honored during Oprah's Legends Weekend.
United States - Patent No: PP 21,816  on  29 Mar 2011   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/592,028  on  18 Nov 2009
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Pomona, CA)
It has an undisseminated seedling of my creation as its seed parent with the following genetic origin (`City of San Francisco` (unpatented).times.`Olympiad` (unpatented)) and has an undisseminated seedling of my creation as its pollen parent with the following genetic origin [`Amalia` (unpatented).times.(`Ingrid Bergman` (unpatented).times.`All That Jazz` (unpatented))].....The following description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Pomona, Calif. in the month of October.