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'Honey Dijon ™' rose Description
'Honey Dijon ™ (Hybrid Tea, Sproul, 2003)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of JDR-ID159686
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
85 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Russet Grandiflora.
Registration name: WEKsproulses
Exhibition name: Honey Dijon ™
Origin:
Bred by James A. Sproul (United States, before 2002).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2005 as 'Honey Dijon'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2006.
Introduced in United Kingdom by C & K Jones in 2007 as 'Honey Dijon'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, mounded, spreading, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 39" to 4'11" (100 to 150cm).  
Growing:
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..  
Breeder's notes:
Lasting novel color, good vigor, classic form.
Patents:
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.
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