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'Adam's Smile™' rose Description
'Adam's Smile™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Leslie Davis
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Deep pink Miniature.
Registration name: SAVArend
Exhibition name: Adam's Smile™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, before 1985).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1987 as 'Adam's Smile'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  None / no fragrance.  23 to 27 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 14" to 18" (35 to 45 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for exhibition.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,570   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says about this rose that the yellow reverse nicely complements the dark pink, high centered flowers...