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'Teddy Bear ™' rose Description
'Teddy Bear ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Russet Miniature.
Registration name: SAVabear
Exhibition name: Teddy Bear ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, before 1989).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses as 'Teddy Bear'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Russet.  Mild fragrance.  28 petals.  Average diameter 0.75".  Small, very double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Compact, upright, well-branched.  
Height of 14" to 20" (35 to 50 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or specimen.  Vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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:
Australia - Application No: 1994/056  on  15 Feb 1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
Applicant: Nor'East Miniature Roses Inc.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 7,424  on  22 Jan 1991   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/410,160  on  20 Sep 1989
Miniature rose plant named Savabear
F. Harmon Saville, Rowley, Massachusetts
... A new and unusual orange brown russet miniature... Parentage: 'Sachet' x 'Rainbow's End'... Blooming habit: Continuous... Bloom Size: about .75 inches... No. of Petals: 28... Petals drop off cleanly... Fragrance: Slight... Flowers are long lasting on plant and as cut flower... Hips: Globular... Height: 14 to 16 inches... Average resistance to disease... Needs winter protection in severe climates...
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is the closest to a true brown of all their russet offerings... it is disease resistant, but will require protection when the weather turns cold...