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'Koko Loco' rose Description
'Soul Sister (Floribunda, Bédard , 2010)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Indra Ashokkumar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
108 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Wekbijou
Exhibition name: Koko Loco
Origin:
Bred by Christian Bédard (United States, 2008).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2012 as 'Koko Loco'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Coffee, ages to lavender .  Milky chocolate suffusing to lavender.  Mild fragrance.  40 to 64 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, rounded.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 41" to 4'7" (105 to 140cm).  Width: 30" to 35" (75 to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7a and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent  on  23 Sep 2015
Application No: 2015/223  on  5 Aug 2015   VIEW PBR PATENT
'WEKbijou' syn Soul Sister. Application No: 2015/223 Accepted: 23 Sep 2015. Applicant: Weeks Roses. Agent: Swane's Nurseries Australia Pty
Pollen of 'DICdivine' (pollen parent) was used to pollinate 'WEKcryplag'
(seed parent)
 
United States - Patent No: PP 23,269  on  25 Dec 2012   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/373,157  on  7 Nov 2011
Floribunda rose plant named `WEKbijou`
Inventors: Bedard; Christian (Brea, CA)
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Floribunda Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `WEKcryplag` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 10,072) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `DICdivine` (not patented)...The following photograph illustrates a 3 to 4 year-old rose plant of the new variety grown outdoors in Wasco, Calif. in the month of November.
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