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'Rosie O'Donnell' rose Description
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKwinwin
Exhibition name: Rosie O'Donnell
Bred by Joseph F. Winchel (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. as 'Rosie O'Donnell'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Red blend, yellow reverse.  Mild fragrance.  26 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Double (17-25 petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: 3' to 4'7" (90 to 140cm).  Width: 35" to 43" (90 to 110cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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 11,382  on  16 May 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 153953  on  16 Sep 1998
Inventor: Joseph F. Winchel (Harbor City, CA). Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Upland, CA). A new variety of Hybrid Tea having flowers of bright red with a reverse of yellow... parentage is unknown because it was discovered as a seedling in a controlled planting of mixed rose varieties...
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell was born on March 21, 1962, in Commack, New York.