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'Herbie' rose Description
'Herbie' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Dave and Deb Boyd
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: TINherb
Exhibition name: Herbie
Origin:
Bred by Cecilia L. (Dee) Bennett (United States, 1987).
Introduced in United States by Tiny Petals Miniature Rose Nursery Historic Archive as 'Herbie'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, spreading, upright.  
Height of 1' to 2' (30 to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,787   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Tiny Petals Nursery says Herbie was introduced on January 1, 1987. Rich lavender blooms with a flawless exhibition form. Excellent for cutting stems or creating a dazzling garden display. The plant form is spreading and upright.