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'Grande Dame' rose Description
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKmerewby
Exhibition name: Grande Dame
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 2008).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2011 as 'Grande Dame'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Saturated deep pink.  Strong, damask, fruity fragrance.  26 to 38 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Tall, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  

Height: 5'7" to 6¼' (170 to 190cm).  
Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  
United States - Patent No: PP 23,476  on  19 Mar 2013   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/317,186  on  12 Oct 2011
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Hybrid Tea Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as ‘WEKmeredoc’ (not patented) and as its pollen parent the variety known as ‘WEKisosblip’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 18,554)....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 August.