'Honey Dijon ™' rose Description
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Russet Grandiflora.Registration name: WEKsproulsesExhibition name:
Honey Dijon ™
Tan, ages to lighter . Mild to strong, fruity fragrance. 24 to 39 petals. Average diameter 4.75". Very large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, formal bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.
Medium, bushy, mounded, spreading, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 39" to 4'11" (100 to 150cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for garden, hedge or shrub. Very vigorous. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..
Lasting novel color, good vigor, classic form.
Australia - Patent No: AU3679P on 18 Dec 2008
Application No: 2007/081 on 9 Mar 2007 VIEW PBR PATENT
‘WEKblusi’ x ‘MACivy’. ... Breeder: Tom Carruth, Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.,
Upland, CA, USA. ...First sold in USA in Dec 2004. First Australian sale Jun 2006.
France - Application on 2006
United Kingdom - Application on 2006
United States - Patent No: PP 17,822 on 19 Jun 2007 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/285,955 on 23 Nov 2005
Inventors: Sproul; James A. (Bakersfield, CA)
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Grandiflora Rose. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `WEKblusi` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 10,188) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `MACivy` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,362).... description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Upland, Calif. in the month of November.