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'Chris Evert ™' rose Description
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKjuvoo
Exhibition name: Chris Evert ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 1996).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1997 as 'Chris Evert'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Orange blend, red edges.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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).  
United States - Patent No: PP 10,071  on  21 Oct 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/656,454  on  31 May 1996
Tennis ace Chris Evert was born 21 December 1954.

[From A Year of Roses, by Stephen Scanniello, pp. 146-147:] Tree roses, also called standard roses, are often displayed to their best advantage when planted in containers... Tree roses come in heights anywhere from two feet high (most common with miniature roses) to over six feet. There are two forms of standard roses available. One if the common form of a long stem supporting a bushy display of roses, sort of like a large lollipop. The other is a weeping standard, the only style I think worth using.

Tree roses are created by attaching three buds of a rose cultivar to a long straight stem of another rose. The most common stem stock to use is an unnamed rugosa rose variety. Other roses have been used for creating standards, but the rugosa seems to be the strongest, surviving the longest.