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'Behold ™' rose Description
'Behold ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kitty Belendez
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Miniature.
Registration name: SAVahold
Exhibition name: Behold ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, 1996).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1997 as 'Behold'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
A clear, bright yellow, lighter reverse.  Beautiful exhibition flowers on long stems.  None to mild fragrance.  15 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, thornless (or almost), upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 22" to 26" (55 to 65 cm).  Width of up to 26" (up to 65 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 10,249  on  24 Feb 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/743,517  on  4 Nov 1996
Notes:
Behold is a must have for every garden that needs a bright spot of color. Beautifully exhibition formed flowers on long stems are set off by shiny medium green foliage. This plant is vigorous, upright, compact and hardy.
* 1997 New England Rose Trials Award Winner! *

Bridges Roses 2000 Catalog says 'Behold' is a wonderful medium yellow with excellent form. The exhibition blooms are held on long stems on a strong plant with medium green foliage...