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'Verona' rose Description
'Verona (floribunda, Swim & Weeks, 1963)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Verona
Exhibition name: Verona
Origin:
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1963).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. as 'Verona'.
Class:
Floribunda, Florists Rose.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Bushy, thornless (or almost).  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
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.
Notes:
Named after Verona, wife of Ollie Weeks.