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'Lupe's Buttons' rose Description
'Lupe's Buttons' rose photo
Photo courtesy of katefisher
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Musk.
Registration name: Lupe's Buttons
Exhibition name: Lupe's Buttons
Origin:
Discovered by Merrill Hulse (United States, 2004).
Class:
Hybrid Musk.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Summer: light apricot buds open to warm white. Fall: apricot buds open to warm pink. Red eye.  None to mild fragrance.  up to 7 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, climbing.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2a through 10b.  Can be used for specimen.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, mildew resistant, very rust resistant.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Breeder's notes:
Adventitious seedling on the grounds of the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.
Parentage:
Notes:
Plant still under study as to habit. A bushy plant that puts out fall very tall basals.

Sets extraordinary inflorescences. One counted in spring 2006 had 142 buds/blooms.

Note photo of leaves from different parts of the plant.
 
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