'WEKsmopur' rose Description
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Violet. Flowers mauve, deep smoky purple upper, same reverse.. Strong, clove, spice fragrance. 25 to 48 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, thornless (or almost), upright. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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.
Strong clove fragrance, old fashioned form, very novel color.
Australia - Patent No: AU4698P on 22 Oct 2013
Application No: 2009/183 on 24 Jul 2009 VIEW PBR PATENT
Controlled pollination: unnamed seedling x unnamed seedling.
New Zealand - Patent No: 2906 on 2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS942 on 21 May 2008
United States - Patent No: PP 18,850 on 27 May 2008 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/602'722 on 21 Nov 2006
A new variety of Floribunda rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of deep plum coloration.
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Upland, CA)
It has an undisseminated seedling of Applicant's creation as its seed parent with the following genetic origin (Sweet Chariot.times.Blue Nile).times.Stephen's Big Purple and has an undisseminated seedling of Applicant's creation as its pollen parent with the following genetic origin (International Herald Tribune.times.Rosa soulieana derivative).times.(Sweet Chariot.times.Blue Nile).....The following description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Upland, Calif. in the month of November.