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'Marilyn Monroe ™' rose Description
'Marilyn Monroe ™ (Hybrid Tea, Carruth 2002)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
59 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKsunspat
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2002).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Mild, citrus, tea fragrance.  23 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4¼' to 6' 7" (130 to 200 cm).  Width of 35" to 43" (90 to 110 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent  on  22 Nov 2004
Application No: 2004/223  on  29 Jul 2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 14,398  on  23 Dec 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Edmunds Roses says the blooms are creamy apricot with a light wash of green as they start to open.