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'Circus' rose Description
'Circus (floribunda, Swim, 1955)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Harris, Peter G.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Circus
Exhibition name: Circus
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1955).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1956 as 'Circus'.
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery in 1956 as 'Circus'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Flowers first buff-yellow, turning pink and coral-red as they develop.  Moderate, tea fragrance.  45 to 58 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,382  on  16 Mar 1965   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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