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'Grey Pearl' rose Description
'Grey Pearl' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sequoia Nursery, Moore Miniature Roses Historic Archive
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
48 favorite votes.  
Average rating: FAIR+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Grey Pearl
Exhibition name: Grey Pearl
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Davidson McGredy III (Ireland, 1945).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1945 as 'Grey Pearl'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  43 petals.  Double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 680  on  16 Apr 1946   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Patent application is not signed by Sam Mc Gredy, but by Walter I. Johnston.
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