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'Kristin' rose Description
'Kristin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Craig Johnson
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Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: BENmagic
Exhibition name: Kristin
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, 1992).
Unknown, Miniature.  
Red and white, red edges.  None to mild fragrance.  27 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or cut flower.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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.  
Australia - Application No: 1995/209  on  1995   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 8,603  on  22 Feb 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  7 Dec 1992
This variety displays double white flowers, edged with carmine red. Once the blooms are at their perfect half-open stage, further development is arrested and the blooms last almost forever. Vigorous, compact and upright plant that has deep green, glossy foliage.

Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is a bright, cherry red set off against a chalk white reverse. It packs loads of substance for long-lasting cut flowers.

* 1993 AOE Winner! *