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'Wild Thing' rose Description
'Wild Thing (shrub, Zary 2007)' rose photo
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Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: JACtoose
Exhibition name: Wild Thing
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 2005).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) in 2007 as 'Wild Thing'.
Shrub.   (Series: Ultimate Rose ™ Collection)  
Deep pink.  Carmine buds, coral pink blooms.  Mild, spice fragrance.  8 to 10 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, single to semi-double, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, arching, bushy, spreading, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 42" (up to 105cm).  
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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 19,131  on  19 Aug 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/824,573  on  29 Jun 2007
Inventors: Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
...originated by me by crossing an unnamed red shrub rose plant (female parent, unpatented), parentage of female parent is `MACminmo` (PP 7319).times.unnamed seedling (not patented), with the variety `TANotax` (male parent, PP 11572).....Observations made from January 2006 in June 2007 from plants commencing at two to three years of age grown in a garden environmental at Somis, Calif.
Chromosome count from David Zlesak. July 17 2009.