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'Love Song' rose Description
'Love Song (floribunda, Carruth 2011)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of DublinBay
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Wekstameda
Exhibition name: Love Song
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 2009).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2011 as 'Love Song'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  None to mild, citrus fragrance.  50 to 65 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, rounded, upright.  Large, matte, medium green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 4¼' to 4' 11" (130 to 150 cm).  Width of 28" to 35" (70 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 24,743  on  12 Aug 2014   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/694,324  on  19 Nov 2012
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Floribunda Rose. It has an undisseminated seedling of my creation as its seed parent with the following genetic origin {Stainless Steel×(Blueberry Hill×Stephen's Big Purple)}×Sunset Celebration and as its pollen parent the variety known as ‘WEKblunez’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,572)...The branches used for the photograph came from 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Pomona, Calif. in the month of September.
Notes:
Compare:
2004 Lovesong CLElovsng. Clements. Light pink shrub. Strong fragrance
2011 Love Song WEKstameda. Carruth. Mauve lavender floribunda. None to moderate scent.