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'Wistful ™' rose Description
'Wistful ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAVawist
Exhibition name: Wistful ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, 1994).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1995 as 'Wistful'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  Flowers lilac lavender.  None to mild fragrance.  20 to 24 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.  Small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 16" to 22" (40 to 55 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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 9,562  on  28 May 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/364,595  on  27 Dec 1994

A new miniature rose with lavender flowers of good form.



Inventors:
Saville; F. Harmon (Rowley, MA)
Assignee:

Nor'East Miniature Roses, Inc.
(Rowley, MA)


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