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'Irish Luck' rose Description
'St. Patrick ™ (hybrid tea, Strickland, 1986)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Natalie Bloxham-Arcola Gardens
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKamanda
Exhibition name: St. Patrick ™ (hybrid tea, Strickland, 1986)
Bred by Frank A. Strickland (United States, 1986).
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses as 'Irish Luck'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1996 as 'St. Patrick'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Yellow, green shading.  Mild fragrance.  43 to 49 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long buds.  
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Medium, matte, medium green, leathery foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  

Height: 37" to 4¼' (95 to 130cm).  Width: 35" to 4'1" (90 to 125cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Australia - Patent No: 96/280  on  13 Sep 1999
Application No: 96/280   VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Patent No: 0723  on  27 Jan 2000
Application No: 96-775  on  6 Oct 1995
Rights revoked on June 20, 2002.
Trade Name. St. Patrick
Breeder: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc., Upland, United States of America
United States - Patent No: PP 9,591  on  25 Jun 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/540,624  on  6 Oct 1995
The plant is a bushy upright seedling cultivated for outdoor garden decoration. It has as its seed parent the variety known as `Arocad` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,168) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `Aroyqueli` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,177).
March 17th is St. Patrick's Day honoring the patron saint of Ireland.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made March 24, 1999 (Application No. ROS695). The breeder's Reference for this rose is FSWR 86-1. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Limelight'.

This rose has a long vase life and holds its color well on the plant.