'Limelight' rose Description
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Yellow, green shading. Mild fragrance. 43 to 49 petals. Average diameter 4.25". Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, long buds.
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched. Medium, matte, medium green, leathery foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height: 37" to 4¼' (95 to 130cm). Width: 35" to 4'1" (90 to 125cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Vigorous. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Australia - Patent No: 96/280 on 13 Sep 1999
Application No: 96/280 VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 9,591 on 25 Jun 1996 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/540,624 on 6 Oct 1995
The plant is a bushy upright seedling cultivated for outdoor garden decoration. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `Arocad` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,168) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `Aroyqueli` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,177).
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According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made March 24, 1999 (Application No. ROS695). The breeder's Reference for this rose is FSWR 86-1. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Limelight'.
This rose has a long vase life and holds its color well on the plant.