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'Heather Sproul ™' rose Description
'Heather Sproul ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Seil
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: Sproheather
Origin:
Bred by James A. Sproul (United States, 2004).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2006 as 'Heather Sproul'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Pink.  None to mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, compact.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
has long tapered buds with good exhibition form; excellent resistance to powdery mildew.
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 17,873   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/121,730  on  5 May 2005
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