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'Betty Boop ™ (Floribunda, Carruth, 1999)' rose photo
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Yellow blend Floribunda.
Registration name: WEKplapic
Exhibition name: Betty Boop ™ (Floribunda, Carruth, 1999)
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 1999).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. as 'Betty Boop'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by C & K Jones in 2000 as 'Betty Boop'.
Red and white, red edges, lemon-yellow stamens.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  6 to 12 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Medium, bushy, dense, rounded.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).  Width: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Australia - Patent No: AU2410P  on  8 Mar 2004
Application No: 1999/334  on  26 Nov 1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
seed parent ‘Playboy’ x pollen parent ‘Picasso’. ...Breeder: Tom Carruth, Upland, California, USA.
First sold in the USA in Nov 1999. First sold in Australia in Jun 2001
European Union - Patent  on  1999
New Zealand - Patent  on  1999
United States - Patent No: PP 11,517  on  26 Sep 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/198,228  on  23 Nov 1998
It has as its seed parent the variety known as Playboy and as its pollen parent the variety known as `MACpic` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,351).