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'Headliner' rose Description
'Headliner' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Matt's Northwest Florida Garden (Archive)
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACtu
Exhibition name: Headliner
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1980).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) as 'Headliner'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink blend.  Mild fragrance.  40 petals.  High-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 5,340  on  20 Nov 1984   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  14 Mar 1983
Breeder John Sheldon provided the following information about this rose: Some roses fade in the sun, some roses darken in the sun, some roses actually change color in the sun. Roses such as 'Elina','Double Delight', 'Headliner', 'Color Magic' and 'Paradise' all show these traits. In my breeding program, I have worked on making them more dramatic and bringing in new genes. And... it was an area of hybridizing that others were ignoring. At on point these traits were seen as faults. 'Double Delight' was almost discarded because it was thought to be just another WHITE rose. Only later were its phototropic characteristics seen when it turned red in the sun.