Marilyn Monroe™

It's not just gentlemen that prefer blondes, everyone loves this shapely Hybrid Tea named to honor an American legend. The extraordinarily feminine creamy apricot color holds through from the long pointed buds to the big buxom open blooms. A gown of deep green leaves graces the cutting length stems. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but the super vase life and perfect flower form on this gem-of-a-rose will demand the devotion of every exhibitor. Some like it hot! The best apricot for hot weather.

General Information

  • Class Hybrid Tea
  • Cultivar cv. WEKsunspat
  • Patent Pat.#14,398
  • Plant Habit Medium
  • Growth Habit Upright to somewhat rounded, bushy
  • Plant Width 35" to 43"
  • Stem Length Medium-long
  • Foliage Color Rich deep green
  • Disease Resistance Very good
  • Flower Color Most unusual buds of apricot washed with green on the outermost petals open to pure creamy apricot
  • Bud Form Pointed & ovoid
  • Flower Size Very large, up to 5 inch diameter
  • Flower Form Classical HT, very very shapely
  • Petal Count 30 to 35
  • Parentage Sunset Celebration x St. Patrick
  • Hybridizer Tom Carruth
  • Intro Year 2003
  • Introduced By Weeks Roses

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