'Oakington Ruby' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Medium red Miniature.
Registration name: Oakington Ruby
Exhibition name: Oakington Ruby
Crimson to rose-red, white center. Average diameter 1.25". Large bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of up to 1' (up to 30 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden. 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.
Discovered by C. R. Bloom in a garden in Oakington near Cambridge, UK in 1933.