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'Kristin' rose Description
'Kristin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Bob_71
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: BENmagic
Exhibition name: Kristin
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, 1992).
Class:
Unknown, Miniature.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
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
Notes:
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! *