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'Banzai 83' rose Description
'Spectra' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mark Roeder
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MEIzalitaf
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (1920-1987) (France, before 1983).
Introduced in United States by The Conard-Pyle Co. in 1985.
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Yellow, red blending.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 4.25".  Very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Arching, climbing, thornless (or almost), well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 18' (550 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, landscape or pillar.  Very vigorous.  heat tolerant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,396  on  29 Jan 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/508,717  on  28 Jan 1983
Notes:
Parentage information is taken from the US Patent for this rose which also says that in America Spectra grows like a climber, but in Antibes (where it was raised) it grows like a Hybrid Tea.