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'Touch of Class ™' rose Description
'Touch of Class ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Neil Evans
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
74 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KRIcarlo
Origin:
Bred by Michel Kriloff (France, before 1982).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses in 1984 as 'Maréchale LeClerc'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Large bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:

Height: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).  Width: 2' (60cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 312  on  19 Jun 1986
Application No: ROS192  on  25 Mar 1985
Previous denomination until June 4, 1985: Touch of Class.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 5,165  on  27 Dec 1983   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/409,902  on  20 Aug 1982
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Touch of Class was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.