'Special Occasion' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: FRYyoung
Apricot, copper shading. Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 31" (80 cm).
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) .
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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...