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'Spice Drop ™' rose Description
'Spice Drop ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Average rating: FAIR+.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Miniature.
Registration name: SAVswet
Exhibition name: Spice Drop ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (1924-1997) (United States, 1982).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses as 'Spice Drop'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Gemstone'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Mild fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 1".  Double (17-25 petals), exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact.  
Height of 6" to 1' (15 to 30 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 8a through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,089  on  23 Apr 1983   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/382,589  on  27 May 1982
Notes:
Please see References for clarification of parentage.