'Tropical Lightning' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Yellow, orange-red streaks, stripes, flecks, red flecks, ages to pink.. Ages to pink streaked red. None / no fragrance. 30 petals. Large, semi-double to double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).
Striking blooms cover this vigorous climber in generous clusters. Large, glossy foliage grows on the sturdy canes creating an upright structure to show off the novel cream striped, smoky orange blossoms. The unusual color makes this rose a show-stopping topic of conversation. Plant it near an arbor or trellis and it is sure to spark the curiosity of passersby and rose enthusiast alike. Although this plant is registered as a climber and will perform as such in the South, it will grow as a medium-size shrub in the northern locations.
United States - Patent No: PP 28,055 on 30 May 2016 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 14/544,327 on 23 Dec 2014
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Climbing Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `ORAstricap` (not patented) and a non-disseminated seedling of my creation as its pollen parent with the following genetic origin (MEIronsse.times.HARzazz). It was hybridized by Pierre Orard, Au Jardin des Roses, Etablissements Horticoles Orard, 56 route de Lyon, 69320 Feyzin, France.