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'Child's Play™' rose Description
'Child's Play™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion (Decobug)
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White, near white or white blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAVachild
Exhibition name: Child's Play™
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, before 1991).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1991 as 'Child's Play'.
Blooms are white with a delicate pink edge..  None to mild, fruity, sweet fragrance.  18 to 22 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat, reflexed bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium, long sepals, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 8,175   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Blooms are white with a delicate, pink edge. This plant is easy to grow and has exceptional disease resistance. A vigorous, upright plant that produces double flowers well into the fall.

* The first ever double winner of both the 1993 AOE and 1993 All-American Rose Selection! *