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'Mercury Rising ™' rose Description
'Mercury Rising ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Frenchcuffs13
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 2011).
Introduced in United States by Meilland-Star Roses Inc. in 2014 as 'Mercury Rising'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Cream, pink edges, yellow center.  Moderate fragrance.  41 to 43 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Very large, moderately full, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 35" to 39" (90 to 100 cm).  Width of 60' to 70' (1830 to 2135 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9a.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 26,169  on  1 Dec 2015   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/987,542  on  6 Aug 2013
The parentage of the new variety can be summarized as follows: `Jacnepal` times `Meinomad`.
...The description is based upon the observation of plants of the new variety at an age of approximately two years during the month of May while being grown outdoors while budded on Rosa laxa rootstock at Le Cannet des Maures, Var, France.
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