'Lavender Jewel' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: Lavender Jewel
Exhibition name: Lavender Jewel
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.
Short, compact, rounded, well-branched. Small, semi-glossy, dense foliage.
Height of 10" to 15" (25 to 40 cm).
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.
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...
Sequoia Nursery says this rose is the finest lavender miniature...