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'International Herald Tribune' rose Description
'International Herald Tribune' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Imagination Rose
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
60 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARquantum
Exhibition name: International Herald Tribune
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1984).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. as 'International Herald Tribune'.
Introduced in Australia by Knight's Roses in 2016 as 'Little Wishes'.
Class:
Floribunda, Patio, Polyantha, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Violet - purple. [Violet, purple edges.]  Mild, moderate fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters, cupped, cupped-to-flat, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, mounded.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 15" to 4½' (40 to 135 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or ground cover.  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.  
Notes:
Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Violetta has large semi-double blooms of violet edged purple...
 
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