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'Easter Basket' rose Description
'Easter Basket' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Yellow blend Floribunda.
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2004).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2007 as 'Easter Basket'.
Light yellow, pink shading, lighter reverse.  Light yellow with a hint of pinkish-lavender edging.  None to mild fragrance.  24 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Arching, bushy.  Semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 35" to 39" (90 to 100cm).  Width: 28" to 31" (70 to 80cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 18,686  on  1 Apr 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/476,678  on  29 Jun 2006
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) of the new variety was in `BUCbi` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,225). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the `Delbara` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Korfalt` variety (non-patented in the United States)....The rose plant of the new variety was two years of age and was observed during June while budded on Rosa froebelli understock and growing outdoors near West Grove, Pa., U.S.A.