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'Pam's Choice' rose Description
'Pam's Choice' rose photo
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: GOOD-.  
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: ARDsis
Exhibition name: Pam's Choice
Bred by Paul Barden (United States, 2002).
Rose-pink and lilac, cerise shading, tan center.  Mild, appleblossom fragrance.  20 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed buds.  
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).
Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition or specimen.  Hardy.  vigorous.  can be grown as a shrub.  flowers drop off cleanly.  heat tolerant.  plant in partial shade for best color.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  
Breeder's notes:
This is currently being offered in limited quantities by Rogue Valley Roses as a 2010 introduction.

Regarding recorded parentage: this is labeled as a 42-02 cross, with the parents Sequoia Ruby and Scarlet Moss. However, I have suspicions that this may have been a stray seed from another cross that got mixed into the 42-02s during sowing. The same year I sowed a cross of Suntan Beauty X Lavender Pinocchio and I suspect this is its true parentage.
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