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'Greetings ™' rose Description
'Greetings ™ (shrub, Zary, 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Red blend Shrub.
Registration name: JACdreco
Exhibition name: Greetings ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 1997).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2003 as 'Greetings'.
Red and purple, white reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  9 to 16 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 4' 11" (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 6' 7" (60 to 200 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, ground cover or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: very 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.  
Cants of Colchester say 'Greetings' has small semi-double purple blooms with a silver eye and a silver reverse...

The ARS registration published in the November, 2005 American Rose magazine gives a breeding date of 2005 and an introduction date of 2003 for this rose.
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