'Memorial Day ™' rose References
Magazine (2021) Page(s) 63. Includes photo(s).
Rose Breeder Profile. Tom Carruth.
Memorial Day (Wekbluenez) has orchid pink blooms with a huge scent but does best when the weather is hot.
Magazine (2020) Page(s) 51. Includes photo(s).
Doug Grant, 10 Years Top Performers 2010-2019.
Memorial Day Wekblunez. Carruth, USA. Type hybrid tea. Height medium to tall. Garden 6.5. Exhibition 5.4. Health very good. Fragrance heavy. Available from GIL, MAT.
Magazine (2015) Page(s) 18. Includes photo(s).
Doug Grant, Review of Newer Roses For The 2014-2015 Season.
Memorial Day Breeders code: Wekblunez. Breeder: Carruth 2004. Parentage: Blueberry Hill x Aotearoa. Garden: 6.2 Exhibition: 4.5 Health: 6.9 Fragrance: 7.3 Height: Medium to Tall. Availability: MAT, TAS. Franklin: Highly fragrant blooms, strong canes that handle exposed windy conditions, bloom colour is a bit wishy washy. Waikato: Healthy, very fragrant, good colour, tatty appearance of blooms. Manawatu: Huge fragrance needs the heat to bring out the best bloom form. Strong bushy plant, extremely healthy, appealing pink mauve blooms open quickly, best in a warm position, shame about the scalloped petals. Hutt Valley: Beautiful flowers with good fragrance. South Canterbury: Lovely frilly edges. Wonderful rose, fragrance to die for, powerful grower and good health. North Otago: Slow to start, good health. Otago: Could be top heavy with flowers.
Magazine (2015) Page(s) 49. Includes photo(s).
Doug Grant. Final Analysis for 2014-15.
Memorial Day Breeders Code: Wekblunez. Breeder: Carruth 2004 Type: Hybrid Tea. Plants: 44. Parentage: Blueberry Hill x Aotearoa. Reports:32. Height: Medium to Tall. Garden: 6.5. Exhibition: 5.4. Health: 7.3 (very good) Fragrance: 8.1 (heavy). A good garden rose with highly fragrant blooms that have a frilly edge to them. It has a strong bushy plant that can stand up to wind. Plants are healthy and have lots of flowers.
Magazine (2014) Page(s) 17. Includes photo(s).
Doug Grant. Review of Newer Roses for the 2013-2014 Season. Hybrid Teas.
Magazine (2013) Page(s) 19. Includes photo(s).
Doug Grant. Review of Newer Roses for the 2012-2013 Season.
Book (2005) Page(s) 127.
Finbarr O'Leary. Swane's New Rose Introductions for 2005. 'Heaven Scent'. (WEKblunez) Hybrid Tea. Colour Orchid pink. .....Awards: All America Rose Society Winner, 2004 Australian Rose Trial Awards. Breeder: Weeks Roses USA. parentage: Blueberry Hill x New Zealand.
Book (2003) Page(s) 43.
The National Rose Society of Australia International Trial Ground Awards - for roses on trial 2000 to 2002, to be presented in 2004.
Bed No. 00-10-56 Weeks. WEKbluhmez. HT. Bronze Medal.
Article (misc) (Aug 2002) Page(s) 31, 32.
Memorial Day, see 'WEKblunez'
'Blueberry Hill' x 'New Zealand'
To Carruth, 2001; Weeks Roses, 2004
,,, flowers pink with an orchid wash on upper, same tones but slightly darker reverse [mp]... intense fragrance... old fashioned form...