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'Ebb Tide ™' rose Description
'Ebb Tide ™ (floribunda, Carruth 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rupert, Kim L.
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: WEKsmopur
Exhibition name: Ebb Tide ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2006.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2008 as 'Ebb Tide'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd. in 2012 as 'Ebb Tide'.
Violet.  Flowers mauve, deep smoky purple upper, same reverse..  Strong, clove, spice fragrance.  25 to 48 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, few or no prickles/thorns, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  

Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).  Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  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:
Strong clove fragrance, old fashioned form, very novel color.
Australia - Patent No: AU4698P  on  22 Oct 2013
Application No: 2009/183  on  24 Jul 2009   VIEW PBR PATENT
Controlled pollination: unnamed seedling x unnamed seedling.
New Zealand - Patent No: 2906  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS942  on  21 May 2008
United States - Patent No: PP 18,850  on  27 May 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/602'722  on  21 Nov 2006
A new variety of Floribunda rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of deep plum coloration.
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Upland, CA)
It has an undisseminated seedling of Applicant's creation as its seed parent with the following genetic origin (Sweet Chariot.times.Blue Nile).times.Stephen's Big Purple and has an undisseminated seedling of Applicant's creation as its pollen parent with the following genetic origin (International Herald Tribune.times.Rosa soulieana derivative).times.(Sweet Chariot.times.Blue Nile).....The following description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Upland, Calif. in the month of November.