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'Gypsy' rose Description
'Gypsy (hybrid tea, Swim & Weeks, 1972)' rose photo
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Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Gypsy
Exhibition name: Gypsy
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1972).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) as 'Gypsy'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1976 as 'Gypsy'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Orange or orange-red.  Mild, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, very mildew resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 3,163  on  May 1972   VIEW USPTO PATENT
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of rose plant of the hybrid tea class, which was originated by us by crossing an unnamed and unpatented rose seedling derived from a cross of ['Happiness' (Plant Patent No. 911) x 'Chrysler Imperial' (Plant Patent No. 1,167] x 'El Capitan' (Plant Patent No. 1,796), with the variety 'Comanche' Plant Patent No. 2,855 ), said unnamed seedling being the seed parent and 'Comanche' being the pollen parent.
Slightly different parentages given in the registration and the patent.