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'Wild Thing' rose Description
'Wild Thing (shrub, Zary 2007)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: JACtoose
Exhibition name: Wild Thing
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 2007).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2007 as 'Wild Thing'.
Class:
Shrub.  Ultimate Rose ™ Collection.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Carmine buds, coral pink blooms.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, arching, bushy, spreading, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 42" (up to 105 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or landscape.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot 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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 19,131  on  19 Aug 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/824,573  on  29 Jun 2007

Shrub rose plant that exhibits ease of rooting as a soft or hardwood
cutting; excellent disease resistance; vigorous spreading and arching
habit of growth; and very glossy leather foliage.



Inventors:
Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Assignee:

Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
(Medford,
OR)


Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Chromosome count from David Zlesak. July 17 2009.