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'Verona' rose Description
'Verona (floribunda, Swim & Weeks, 1963)' rose photo
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Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Verona
Exhibition name: Verona
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1963).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. as 'Verona'.
Floribunda, Florists Rose.  
Light pink.  None to mild, tea fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Bushy, thornless (or almost).  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,282  on  10 Sep 1963   VIEW USPTO PATENT
The patent abstract shows the inventors of this rose as Herbert C. Swim and O.L. Weeks.
Named after Verona, wife of Ollie Weeks.