'Betty White ™' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Betty White ™
Light pink, darker center. Creamy apricot. Strong, damask, musk, myrrh, rose fragrance. 60 to 64 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, double (17-25 petals), very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, ovoid buds.
Large, semi-glossy, medium green, dark green, dense foliage.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or landscape. Very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Australia - Application No: 2004/171 on 2004 VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 13,897 on 17 Jun 2003 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/827,935 on 9 Apr 2001
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) of the product of the cross of the `Meicapinal` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meirestif` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Meipsilon` variety (non-patented in the United States).