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'Centennial Rose' Description
'Centennial Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ping
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: BAIcent
Exhibition name: Centennial Rose
Origin:
Bred by Ping Lim :林 彬 (United States, 1996).
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2006 as 'Centennial Rose'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  Garden Art ® Collection.  
Bloom:
Apricot to light yellow, ages to cream .  22 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, exhibition, high-centered, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, upright.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 35" (60 to 90 cm).  Width of 32" to 35" (80 to 90 cm).
Growing:
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
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 18,102  on  2 Oct 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/408,348  on  21 Apr 2006
A new cultivar of grandiflora rose, Rosa ‘BAIcent’, characterized by its clusters of double, high-centered blossoms on long, straight stems with apricot to pale yellow flowers that turn creamy white. Abundant flowers are present in May and June and recurrently throughout the season over dark green, satiny, bronze tinged foliage that is resistant to rose blackspot and powdery mildew. The new variety is readily propagated on its own roots and hardy in U.S.D.A. Zones 4 to 9.
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]
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