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'Apricot Nectar' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Apricot Nectar
Exhibition name: Apricot Nectar
Bred by Eugene S. Boerner (United States, before 1964).
Introduced in France by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1964 as 'Apricot Nectar'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1964 as 'Apricot Nectar'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1966 as 'Apricot Nectar'.
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  Average diameter 4.5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).  Width: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,594  on  1 Feb 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT