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'Torch of Liberty' rose Description
'Torch of Liberty' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Miniature.
Registration name: MORtorch
Exhibition name: Torch of Liberty
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1986).
Introduced in United States by Moore Miniature Roses in 1985 as 'Torch of Liberty'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Mild fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, rounded, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 2' (60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Hardy.  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.  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,254   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is sherbet orange brushed in warm ivory on the reverse...

Ploidy information from David Zlesak.