Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.
Dark red Miniature.Registration name: ARDyesExhibition name:
Dark red. None / no fragrance. 12 to 25 petals. Average diameter 0.5". Semi-double to double bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Short, compact. Small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of up to 8" (up to 20 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for container rose, hanging basket or specimen. Plant in partial shade for best color. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Feed this rose well. Prune lightly or not at all.
This is a strange little rose with a growth habit similar to 'Si', but about half the size. It almost always has at least a few flowers on it although it is not a strong grower. I doubt it would grow any larger than 8 or maybe 10 inches tall. It is a very full, rounded little bush with the tiniest leaves. Blooms do not exceed 1/2 inch in diameter. I consider this a "collector's item", best suited to those who like to give special attention to the needs of similar odd micro varieties. (IE: feed well, protect from diseases, give it a prime location and optimal sun exposure)
Although I found this variety to be somewhat fragile and lacking vigor, it is now available through at least one US source; see "buy" tab.
The name is a double entendre, by the way. Do you get the joke?