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'Baby Faurax' rose Description
'Baby Faurax' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Countryside Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Baby Faurax
Exhibition name: Baby Faurax
Origin:
Bred by LĂ©onard Lille (France, 1924).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1925 as 'Baby Faurax'.
Class:
Patio, Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Mauve.  Lilac, deep mauve, violet blue, amethyst & steel blue, lavender, reddish violet. a touch of white at center, paler petal reverse.  Moderate, grape fragrance.  Average diameter 1".  Small, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 2' (30 to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  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.  
Parentage:
Notes:
The name was given in honor of a Belgian nursery.
Joyce Demits at Tanglewood Farms says Baby Faurax has double, rich, lavender flowers that appear in small- and mid-sized clusters.
 
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