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'Apricot Queen' rose Description
'Apricot Queen (hybrid tea, Howard, 1940)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Apricot Queen (hybrid tea, Howard, 1940)
Exhibition name: Apricot Queen
Bred by Frederick Huber Howard (United States, 1940).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1947 as 'Apricot Queen'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Apricot or apricot blend.  Tea fragrance.  45 petals.  Large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Bushy.  Leathery foliage.  

Height: 28" to 35" (70 to 90cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 464  on  29 Apr 1941   VIEW USPTO PATENT