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'91-11818' rose Description
'Gemini (hybrid tea, Zary 1999)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Nancy's Alabama Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
104 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1991).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1999 as 'Gemini'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink blend, pink edges.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 11,691  on  12 Dec 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Internal breeder code: 91-11818