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'Habitat for Humanity' rose Description
'Habitat for Humanity (hybrid tea, Zary, 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACergma
Exhibition name: Passionate ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 2000).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2002 as 'Passionate'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Red.  Mild, sweet fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered, reflexed, ruffled bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Tall, thornless (or almost), upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 13,332  on  10 Dec 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Modern Roses shows the pollen parent as "hybrid tea seedling." The patent application describes the pollen parent as "JACbor, U. S. Plant Pat. No. 6668." Based on patent application information, the patented hybrid tea JACbor has been added to HMF and shown as the pollen parent.
Three roses are known by the name Habitiat for Humanity.
2001 - Passionate, Hybrid Tea, medium red , double
2003 - Habitat for Humanity, Floribunda, orange
2004 - Habitat for Humanity, Shrub, light yellow
'Habitat for Humanity' celebrated that organization's 25th Anniversay.