'Verona' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Verona
Exhibition name: 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.