Marilyn Monroe™

It’s not just gentlemen that prefer blondes, everyone will love 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.

Marilyn Monroe™ Hybrid Tea Rose

Rose Name:

Marilyn Monroe™



Patent #:



Hybrid Tea

Flower Color:

Most unusual buds of apricot washed with green on the outermost petals open to pure creamy apricot


Mild blend of fresh peaches and citrus blossom

Bud Form:

Pointed & ovoid

Flower Form:

Classical HT, very very shapely

Flower Size:

Very large, up to 5" diameter

Petal Count:

30 to 35

Stem Length:


Plant Habit:

Medium height

Growth Habit:

Upright to somewhat rounded, bushy

Foliage Color:

Rich deep green

Disease Resistance:

Very good


Tom Carruth—2003


Sunset Celebration x St. Patrick

Introduced By:

Weeks Roses
Weeks Roses Introduction