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'JACsilho' rose Description
'Pearl Essence ™ (hybrid tea, Zary 1998)' rose photo
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACsilho
Exhibition name: Pearl Essence ™ (hybrid tea, Zary 1998)
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 2000 as 'Pearl Essence'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Light pink.  Moderate, fruity, sweet fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).  Width: 4½' (135cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
United States - Patent No: PP 12,127  on  9 Oct 2001   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 416555  on  12 Oct 1999
Hybrid tea rose plant named JACsilho
Keith W. Zary, Thousand Oaks, California
Parentage: 'Sterling Silver' x JAColite
... with free flowering, pinkish flowers having a high centered bud and open flower form on long stems; strong fragrance; and vigorous, upright, well-branched growth... Blooming habit: Continuous... Average open size of bloom is 41/2 inches... Average stem length is about 18-22 inches... Number of petals under normal conditions: 30-35... Fragrance: Strong; sweet (cotton candy)... Lastingness: On the plant: Long (about seven to eight days). As a cut flower: Long (about nine to ten days)... At maturity, height is 6 feet, width is 41/2 feet... Resistant to rust; susceptible to mildew and blackspot under normal growing conditions...