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PlantFiles: Large-Flowered, Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Waves'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Waves
Additional cultivar information: (PP638, aka WAVES, Admiral)
Hybridized by Dickson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1944

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USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral saya On Jun 22, 2012, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1944 as 'WAVES'.

WAVES is the acronym for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services, which was created in 1942 as a women's division of the U.S. Navy. WAVES were assigned shore duty to free men to fight in World War II.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 25, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Parentage: Seedling Lucie Marie

Patents: United States
Patent No: USPP 638 on 5 SEP 1944

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