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'Lavender Jewel' rose Description
'Lavender Jewel' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: Lavender Jewel
Exhibition name: Lavender Jewel
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1978).
Introduced in United States by Sequoia Nursery, Moore Miniature Roses Historic Archive as 'Lavender Jewel'.
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Flowers medium to deep mauve-lavender.  None to mild fragrance.  38 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, exhibition, high-centered, reflexed, rounded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, compact, rounded, well-branched.  Small, semi-glossy, dense foliage.  
Height of 10" to 15" (25 to 40 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 67  on  25 Mar 1980
Application No: ROS050  on  29 Mar 1978
PVR Terminated: May 25, 1981.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 4,480  on  13 Nov 1979   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 925989  on  19 Jul 1978
Miniature rose plant
Ralph S. Moore, Visalia, California
... by small quite double flowers of a distinct lavender color with buds of formal hybrid tea (exhibition) shape, the color being a darker shade and the plant more vigorous than Lavender Lace... Little or no fragrance... a normal height of 10 inches or more... Parentage: 'Little Chief' x 'Angel Face'... Variety name: Lavender Jewel... Bloom size when fully open: Small, averaging about 35 mm... Petalage: Double -- averaging about 50 petals... Flower longevity (June 1978): plant in pot 6-8 days or longer. Cut flowers at living room temperature 3-5 days... Hips: None...
Notes:
Sequoia Nursery says this rose is the finest lavender miniature...