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'Apricot Nectar' rose Description
'Apricot Nectar' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
60 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Apricot Nectar
Exhibition name: Apricot Nectar
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, before 1964).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) as 'Apricot Nectar'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  Average diameter 4.5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,594  on  1 Feb 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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