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'The Temptations ™' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKaq
Bred by Joseph F. Winchel (United States, 1993).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1993 as '87-17'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink blend, pink reverse, ages to lighter .  Moderate fragrance.  25 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: 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.  
Australia - Application No: 1995/030  on  1995   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 8,516  on  30 Nov 1992   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  28 Dec 1993