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'Flawless ™' rose Description
'Flawless ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of John's Miniature Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Benrye
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Medium pink Mini-Flora.
Registration name: Benrye
Exhibition name: Flawless ™
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, before 2003).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2008 as 'Flawless'.
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
Solid medium to salmon-pink.  Strong fragrance.  17 to 22 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium-large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, spreading, upright, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 22" to 40" (55 to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or specimen.  Hardy.  vigorous.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 20,977  on  4 May 2010   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/319,023  on  31 Dec 2008
The seed parent of this new invention is a deep pink miniature rose, created in this breeding program in 1994, and registered as `BENmgolf` (not patented). It is sold in New Zealand and South America under the trade name of Perfection. The pollen parent of this new invention is a fragrant, orange-red, hybrid tea rose, registered as `Laguna` (code name `KORmulen`, not patented).
Notes:
Linage information from U.S. Patent No. 20,977