'Minnie Pearl ™' rose Description
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Pink blend Miniature.Registration name: SAVahowdyExhibition name:
Minnie Pearl ™
Pink blend. Mild fragrance. 25 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 14" to 2' (35 to 60 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 11. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
United States - Patent No: PP 5,097 on 6 Sep 1983 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/382,400 on 27 May 1982
Very long, elegant buds are light pink with a light yellow base. One of the top exhibition roses in the country. Color deepens somewhat in the hot sun, but the form holds. Blooms come one-to-a-stem on an open, well shaped bush.