Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Creamy apricot blend
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Tom Carruth, 2002
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6b and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Sunset Celebration x St. Patrick
Child plants: one child plant

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Marilyn Monroe'
  • 'WEKsunspat'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2023-06-28
First bloom on a new plant, spring 2023

Date: 2017-10-02

Date: 2009-06-13

Date: 2019-09-24

Date: 2018-08-01
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2023-09-27
Marilyn Monroe, fall 2023
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-16
Fall bloom.......special this late
Location: Cary, North Carolina private garden
Date: 2023-05-01
My Marilyn Monroe 2023
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2014-05-12
Digital Camera
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-16
Fall Bloom

At Regans Nursery
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2021-05-22
Digital Camera

Date: 2009-06-13

Date: 2009-06-13

Date: 2011-10-22
The real MM was much photographed.  The rose MM is camera friendl
Uploaded by Paul2032

Date: 2009-06-13

Date: 2018-08-31

Date: 2014-06-16
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-24
Another look at Marilyn
Location: In my garden
Date: 2012-06-07
Produces lots of nicely formed blooms

Date: 2019-06-19

Date: 2015-08-24
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-22
Fall color

Date: 2019-06-16

On a garden tour

On a garden tour
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2022-05-18
digital camera
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-17
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-06
Fall bloom
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-11-01
Marilyn Monroe with rich fall color
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-11-01
Marilyn Monroe on a rainy day
Uploaded by zuzu
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 9/23/14
Rosa Marily Monroe

Date: 2013-09-12

Date: 2014-09-08
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2014-09-23
Marilyn Monroe

Date: 2019-06-16

Date: 2012-06-10
Location: Sacramento State Capitol World Peace Rose Garden
Date: 2014-04-17

Date: 2015-08-24

Date: 2012-09-27
Lovely Fall Color

Date: 2014-06-26
Location: West Covina, CA

Date: 2019-06-23

At Regans Nursery

Date: 2012-09-18
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2014-07-11
HMF says that this rose is "armed with thorns".  That's an unders
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-19
Showing a lot of green on the petals
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-09-04
Showing lots of green tinge.

Date: 2015-06-10
Uploaded by Skiekitty

Date: 2012-10-18

Date: 2012-10-12
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2012-10-03
Location: West Covina, CA
Uploaded by Paul2032
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2014-08-24
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 9/23/14
Marilyn Monroe
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2014-09-22
Marilyn Monroe
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2014-09-23
Marilyn Monroe

Date: 2012-09-18

Date: 2012-09-18
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-19
Showing green on the petals
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-19
Showing green on the petals?
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-09-04
Kept the green tinge even though it'd been open for a few days.

Date: 2012-06-10
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-07-10
Survived zone 5 no problem with mulching
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-07-10
You can see the entire rose bush along with like 5 other roses in

Date: 2012-06-07

Date: 2015-06-15

Date: 2015-06-15

Date: 2015-06-02

Date: 2012-05-31
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Comments:
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 16, 2011 8:57 PM concerning plant:
    This is a tall-growing rose and very thorny. It is a good repeater and usually has a few nice blooms on it. The color isn't the brightest, but the form is lovely and they keep good form for several days. I can't detect any fragrance. In my estimation it is well worth its space in the garden. I really love this one and there is a great bloom crying out to be photographed almost every day.
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Aug 24, 2015 8:09 AM concerning plant:
    People who show roses call their best show roses "bankers." I don't show, but if I did, this would be a regular entry. Nearly every bloom has perfect form and it produces blossoms all season. It is from a cross of Sunset Celebration, which it resembles, and St, Patrick. A favorite....
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What a stunning shot! by BookerC1 Oct 16, 2011 1:28 PM 0
wow.. much different than what I've seen in person by Skiekitty Oct 22, 2011 5:05 PM 3

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