'Memorial Day ™' rose Description
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.Registration name: WEKblunezExhibition name:
Memorial Day ™
Light pink, darker edges, pink reverse. Orchid pink. Strong, damask, old rose fragrance. 41 to 50 petals. Average diameter 4.25". Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid, rounded buds.
Medium, spreading, upright. Large, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height: 4½' to 5' (140 to 150cm). Width: 26" to 33" (65 to 85cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, landscape or shrub. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Very well foliated stems, large blooms with intense fragrance, old fashioned form.
Australia - Patent No: AU3390P on 5 Sep 2007
Application No: 2005/031 on 8 Feb 2005 VIEW PBR PATENT
: ‘WEKcryplag’ x ‘MACgenev’ ... Breeder: Tom Carruth, Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc., Upland, CA, USA.
First sold in USA in Dec 2003.
New Zealand - Patent No: 3013 on 29 Jun 2011
Application No: ROS949 on 21 Sep 2009
United States - Patent No: PP 16,572 on 23 May 2006 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/916,005 on 10 Aug 2004
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Hybrid Tea Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `WEKcryplag` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 10,072) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `MACgenev` .... description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Upland, Calif. in the month of July.