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'SUNtick' rose Description
'Tickled Pink (hybrid tea, Schuurman, 1994)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Dianne & Larry Longson's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: SUNtick
Exhibition name: Tickled Pink
Origin:
Bred by Frank Bart Schuurman (New Zealand, 1994).
Introduced in New Zealand by Franko Roses New Zealand Ltd. in 1997 as 'Tickled Pink'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Mild to strong, old rose fragrance.  26 to 42 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 42" to 4' (105 to 120 cm).  Width of 18" to 22" (45 to 55 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  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) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1994/202  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 11,400  on  6 Jun 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 859583  on  20 May 1997
Inventor: Frank Schuurman (Auckland, NZ). Assignee: DeVor Nurseries, Inc. (Watsonville, CA). A hybrid tea rose variety producing pink flowers... Parentage: 'Jacaranda' x 'Gold Medal'...
Notes:
Carlton Rose Nursery says this rose is medium pink with a slight yellow base and very pointed petals...
Tickled Pink was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because it is susceptible to rust.