'Show 'n' Tell' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Giroux
Orange blend Miniature.Registration name: FOUtellExhibition name:
Show 'n' Tell
Orange-red, white reverse. Mild, spice fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 2". Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat, reflexed bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long sepals, long, pointed buds.
Medium, bushy, rounded, well-branched. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.
Height of 16" (40 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Hardy. vigorous. produces decorative hips. 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. Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.
United States - Patent No: PP 7,375 on 6 Nov 1990 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 354282 on 19 May 1989
Rose plant FOUtell
Betty A. Jacobs, Bakersfield, California
...a new and distinct variety of miniature rose plant characterized by bright orange-red buds and flowers with lighter near-white reverse on petals... Light fragrance... a normal height of 16 inches or more... Parentage: 'Rocky' x an unnamed buff-yellow seedling ('Matangi' x 'Honey Hill')... Commercial synonym: Show 'N' tell... Bloom size: Small, averaging about 50 mm (2")... Petalage: Double - averaging about 25-30 petals... Hips: Fairly plentiful, ball shaped, orange to russet...
Sequoia Nursery says this rose is really a "handpainted" miniature...
Bright orange with a silver reverse...