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'Strawberry Romance' rose Description
'Strawberry Romance' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: RESstraw
Exhibition name: Strawberry Romance
Origin:
Bred by John & Robyn Sheldon (United States).
Introduced in United States by Certified Roses in 2004 as 'Strawberry Romance'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink and cream.  Mild fragrance.  32 to 36 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 8b.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower or garden.  Can be grown as a shrub.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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 good cultivation if it is to perform its best.  
Breeder's notes:
Strawberry Romance is a phototropic exhibition hybrid tea that stays on the bush a long time and continues to grow in size. It's color is a deep pink with a light (sometimes yellowish) reverse in the bud stage that changes in the sun to a medium pink and finally an orangish pink when it is fully mature. It is not uncommon to see two blooms with different colors on the same bush.
Notes:
Strawberry Romance is commercially available through various garden centers, online sellers, WalMart, Target, K Mart and Ace Hardware nationwide. It is also Available at selected Lowes stores on the West coast.
 
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