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'Invitation' rose Description
'Invitation (hybrid tea, Swim & Weeks, 1961)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of aprille
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Invitation
Exhibition name: Invitation
Origin:
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1961).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) as 'Invitation'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1962 as 'Invitation'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink.  Strong, fruity, spice fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact.  Glossy, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,018  on  31 Jan 1961   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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