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'Sweet Caroline' rose Description
'Sweet Caroline' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
10 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: MICaroline
Exhibition name: Sweet Caroline
Origin:
Bred by Michael C. Williams (United States, 1998).
Introduced as 'Sweet Caroline'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Red and white.  None / no fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  High-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  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.  
Notes:
Nor'East Miniature Roses says Sweet Carolineā„¢ has high-centered exhibition-quality blooms of white with a red edge...
Bridges Roses 2000 Catalog says 'Sweet Caroline' has blooms of good form which are white edged in deep pink on a slightly spreading strong plant....
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose magazine (p. 27).
 
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