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Alternative cultivar names:
'Marilyn Monroe'

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
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
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

At Regans Nursery

Growing Roses in My Utah GardenGrowing Roses in My Utah Garden
By Paul2032 on February 10, 2013

Roses are considered to be challenging by many gardeners, but here in Utah I have found their care to be quite easy. The rewards during bloom season far exceed the effort needed in order to have a lovely rose garden. A near perfect bloom brings me great pleasure.

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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 16, 2011 8:57 PM

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.

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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Aug 24, 2015 8:09 AM

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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