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'Neptune ™' rose Description
'Neptune ™ (hybrid tea, Carruth, 2003)' rose photo
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKhilpurnil
Exhibition name: Neptune ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2005 as 'Neptune'.
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2011 as 'Neptune'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Lavender, light purple blending, purple edges..  Flowers blended lavender, reverse blended lavender sometimes edged purple..  Strong, citrus, rose, sweet fragrance.  34 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 22" to 28" (55 to 70 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or specimen.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Good flower form, intense fragrance.
Australia - Application No: 2007/080  on  2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 16,614  on  6 Jun 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  11 Nov 2004