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'Téquila ®' rose Description
'Téquila ® (floribunda, Meilland, 2002)' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Téquila ® (floribunda, Meilland, 2002)
Exhibition name: Téquila ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2002).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 2004 as 'Tequila La Sevillana'.
Introduced in Australia by Corporate Roses Pty. Ltd. in 2008 as 'Tequila La Sevillana'.
Butter-yellow, salmon-pink shading.  Orange to yellow/cream/pale pink. (Jaune ocré suffusé saumoné clair).  None / no fragrance.  29 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 31" to 35" (80 to 90cm).  Width: 32" to 35" (80 to 90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  
United States - Patent No: PP 16,342  on  14 Mar 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/832,325  on  27 Apr 2004
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) of the new variety was the `Kortikel` variety (non-patented in the United States). The `Kortikel` variety sometimes is marketed under the GOLDEN HOLSTEIN trademark. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Meidomonac` variety. .... The rose plants of the new variety were two years of age and were observed during September while budded on Rosa froebelli understock and growing outdoors at Le Cannet des Maures, Var, France.
No. 037 in the 2003 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)