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'Signora Piero Puricelli' rose Description
'Signora Piero Puricelli' rose photo
Photo courtesy of markk
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Signora
Exhibition name: Signora
Origin:
Bred by Domenico Aicardi (1878-1964) (Italy, before 1936).
Introduced in France by Marcel Robichon in 1936 as 'Signora Piero Puricelli'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1937 as 'Signora'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Pernetiana.  
Bloom:
Orange - apricot, golden-yellow shading, salmon-pink outer petals.  Strong fragrance.  27 to 35 petals.  Large, very double, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Glossy foliage.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 201  on  13 Oct 1936   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Piero Puricelli (April 4, 1883 Milan - May 8, 1951 Milan), Italian engineer, projected the Milano-lagi motorway and the Monza motodrome.

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