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'Orchid Masterpiece' rose Description
'Orchid Masterpiece' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Karin Schade
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Orchid Masterpiece
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, 1960).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1960 as 'Orchid Masterpiece'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1962 as 'Orchid Masterpiece'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Flowers lavender-orchid.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  68 petals.  Large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,039  on  28 Mar 1961   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Lori Brelia reports in June 2002 she found 'Orchid Masterpiece' at WalMart.