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'Special Occasion' rose Description
'Special Occasion' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: FRYyoung
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (1948-....) (United Kingdom, 1995).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Apricot, copper shading.  Strong fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 31" (80 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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) .  
Parentage:
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Notes:
Fryer's Roses says Special Occasion has beautifully formed blooms of coppery-apricot. This rose won a Gold Medal at The International Rose Trials at Genoa. It is named to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Thomas Barnardo, founder of Barbardos...
 
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