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"Oakington Ruby" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Miniature.
Origin:
Discovered by C.R. Bloom (United Kingdom, 1933).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1961 as '"Oakington Ruby"'.
Class:
Lawranceana, Miniature.  
Bloom:
Crimson to rose-red, white center.  Average diameter 1.25".  Large bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short.  
Height of up to 1' (up to 30 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Discovered by C. R. Bloom in a garden in Oakington near Cambridge, UK in 1933.
 
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