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'Oui' Description
'Oui' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
ARDyes
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Miniature.
Registration name: ARDyes
Exhibition name: Oui
Origin:
Bred by Paul Barden (United States, 2005).
Class:
Micro-Miniature.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Short, compact.  Small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 8" (up to 20 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Breeder's notes:
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.
Notes:
The name is a double entendre, by the way. Do you get the joke?
 
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