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'Ferdy' rose Description
'Ferdy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
54 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Miniature, Cl..
Registration name: Hanami-Gawa
Exhibition name: Hanami-Gawa
Origin:
Bred by Seizo Suzuki (Japan, before 1984).
Introduced in France by Selection Meilland in 1985 as 'Ferdy'.
Class:
Climber, Miniature, Cl., Shrub.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Medium, arching, bushy.  Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden, ground cover or landscape.  Vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune lightly or not at all.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,841  on  30 Dec 1986   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/636,483  on  1 Aug 1984

A new and distinct variety rose plant of the Shrub Class is provided which
produces double pink blossoms in extreme abundance during the springtime
which give a strikingly attractive overall appearance. The plant exhibits
a distinctive weeping or semi-pendulous growth habit combined with extreme
hardiness and excellent disease resistance.



Inventors:
Suzuki; Seizo (Tokyo, JP)
Assignee:

The Conard-Pyle Company
(West Grove,
PA)


Notes:
For more information about parentage, see References.
In his column Roses Abroad in the January 1998 issue of the American Rose magazine (pp.16-7), Sean McCann says this rose makes a great candidate for a hanging basket.
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.