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'Centennial Rose' Description
'Centennial Rose (grandiflora, Lim 1996)' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: BAIcent
Exhibition name: Centennial Rose
Bred by Peter Ping Lim :林 彬 (United States, 1996).
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2006 as 'Centennial Rose'.
Grandiflora.   (Series: Garden Art ® Collection)  
Apricot to light yellow, ages to cream .  22 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped, high-centered, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Short, upright.  Medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 2' to 35" (60 to 90cm).  Width: 31" to 35" (80 to 90cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, very mildew resistant.  
Breeder's notes:
Clusters of high-centered blossoms are held on long, straight stems; blooms are apricot to pale yellow, fading gradually to creamy white; bronze-tinged foliage
United States - Patent No: PP 18,102  on  2 Oct 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/408,348  on  21 Apr 2006
Inventors: Lim; Peter P. (McMinnville, OR)
Assignee: Bailey Nurseries, Inc. (Newport, MN)
The new variety of rose, `BAIcent`, designated as seedling No. 96R815, was selected among seedlings derived from a cross made in Yamhill, Oreg. in 1996 between the female parent, `MACivy` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,362) and the male parent, designated No. R3412 (unnamed proprietary seedling, not patented). [later in the text: R93412]