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'Irresistible' rose Description
'Irresistible (Miniature, Bennett, 1989)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of John's Miniature Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
37 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Miniature.
Registration name: TINresist
Exhibition name: Irresistible
Origin:
Bred by Cecilia L. (Dee) Bennett (United States, 1989).
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
White, light pink center.  Moderate, spice fragrance.  43 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 22" to 3' (55 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  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.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 1116  on  26 Jun 1996
Application  on  28 Mar 1995
 
United States - Patent No: PP 7,971  on  15 Sep 1992   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/636,394  on  31 Dec 1990
Notes:
High-centered flowers have a pale pink center and a moderately spicy fragrance.

Michael of Michael's Premier Roses says this is the best show mini out there and a regular queen machine. According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made March 28, 1995 and granted June 26, 1996 (PVR Grant No. 1116). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Tinresist. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Irresistible'. This PVR Grant expires June 26, 2019.