The Q&A Archives: Arizona Grandiflora Rose

Question: Does Home Depot happen to change the name of an original roses name given by a grower of the rose I was wondering if this rose was called the Angela Lansbury rose which my uncle Jerry Twomey bred who just recently passed I was just curious. Thank you in advance. Steve Brennan

Answer: Home Depot does not change the names of their roses. Here's what I have on the Arizona Grandiflora Rose:
Name: Arizona
Synonym: Tocade
Designation: WEKrina
Class: Modern Cluster Flowered
Hybridizer/Date: Weeks, USA 1975
Parentage: ((Fred HowardXGolden Scepter)x Golden Rapture) x ((Fred HowardXGolden Scepter)x Golden Rapture)
Fragrance: Sweet Strong Fragrance
ARS Color: Orange Blend
Awards: AARS 1975

You're right. The Angela Lansbury Rose was bred in the United States in 1995 by Jerry F. Twomey. It's a large-flowered hybrid tea (not a grandiflora), in a pink blend. It was patented in the USA on Jan. 6, 1998.

While the roses may appear similar, they're not the same plant.

Hope this answers your question!

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