MEMORIAL DAY ROSE
Hybridizer – Tom Carruth
Parentage: ‘Blueberry Hill’ x ‘New Zealand’
Introduced by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Upland, CA
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with a rose called Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a beautiful hybrid tea rose with orchid pink blossoms. Pointed oval buds unfurl into very large, ruffled blooms about 5-6 inches across with more than 50 petals count on long stems with very little prickles. It has a strong old rose fragrance that only one bloom is needed to perfume an entire room with intense strong damask scent. The growth habit is upright and bushy, growing to medium to tall in height, about five feet tall and four feet wide. Foliage is bright green and clean on a continuous blooming plant.
Memorial Day was an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2004. Memorial Day is Weeks Roses’ hybridizer, Tom Carruth’s fifth AARS winner. Disease resistance is very good and the plant especially enjoys hot summer weather and produces darker blooms as the weather cools off in the fall.
To remember those who served, plant and dedicate a beautiful Memorial Day hybrid tea for them.
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Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses