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'Admirable' rose Description
'Admirable (miniature, McCann 1991)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Miniature.
Registration name: SEArodney
Exhibition name: Admirable
Origin:
Bred by Sean McCann (Ireland, 1991).
Introduced in United States by Justice Miniature Roses Archive in 1992 as 'Admirable'.
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Flowers soft pink with darker accent; reverse ivory with pink accent.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  38 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long sepals, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 3' (45 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower 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.  
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose has soft pink to nearly white blooms on a tall upright plant that will fill the surrounding area with its strong scent...
See also Admirable (SEArodney).
 
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