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'Admiral' rose Description
'Waves' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WAVES
Exhibition name: WAVES
Bred by Alexander (Sandy) Dickson III (1893-1975) (United Kingdom, 1944).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1944 as 'WAVES'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1949 as 'Admiral'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Rose-pink.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 638  on  5 Sep 1944   VIEW USPTO PATENT
WAVES is the acronym for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services, which was created in 1942 as a women's division of the U.S. Navy. WAVES were assigned shore duty to free men to fight in World War II.