Like the holiday of the same name, Memorial Day is truly worth celebrating. Expertly representing the most popular class of modern roses — hybrid tea — this medium-tall, upright and bushy variety features very large, full, spiraled blooms with more than 50 petals per flower. Evolving from pointed and ovoid buds, Memorial Day’s clear pink flowers are accented with a lavender wash and grow to up to 5 inches in diameter. Its long cutting stems are beautifully clothed with rich green foliage to accent the large blossoms.
With its classic, strong damask rose fragrance, a single Memorial Day rose can fill an entire room with sweet rose perfume. A vigorous and productive performer, Memorial Day is highly disease resistant and especially loves hot weather, particularly for unfurling its commemorative rose petals. It makes a great, easy-to-grow addition to any garden.
Memorial Day’s hybridizer is Tom Carruth. It’s being introduced by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower of Upland, Calif.
|Plant Habit||The upright, rounded, well-branched bush grows to 5 feet high by 4 feet wide. Planted in groups of three or five Memorial Day is a perfect addition to any cutting garden – the traditional use of hybrid teas. All it takes is one bloom to fill an entire room with sweet rose perfume.|
|Growth Habit||Medium tall, upright bushy|
|Foliage Color||Matte, medium green|
|Disease Resistance||Very Good|
|Hardiness||Zone 6 -10|
|Flower Color||Memorial Day’s clear pink with a lavender wash bloom rests comfortably among extremely abundant rich green foliage.|
|Flower Form||Very double|
|Petal Count||More than 50|
|Fragrance||Strong damask – the classic smell that everyone expects from a hybrid tea rose.|
|Parentage||A combination of Blueberry Hill and New Zealand.|
|Introducer||Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower|