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'Small Talk' rose Description
'Small Talk (floribunda, Swim & Weeks 1960)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
3 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: Small Talk
Exhibition name: Small Talk
Origin:
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, before 1960).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1969 as 'Small Talk'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lemon-yellow, ages to light yellow.  None to mild fragrance.  33 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Small to medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact, upright, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,226  on  12 Feb 1963   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Although Modern Roses XI gives a 1963 introduction date, in his book Roses - From Dreams To Reality, Herb Swim states that this rose was introduced in 1969.