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'Absolutely ™' rose Description
'Absolutely ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAValute
Exhibition name: Absolutely ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, circa 1991).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1998 as 'Absolutely'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
White outer petals, light yellow and apricot inner petals, yellow reverse, orange-red highlights.  Mild fragrance.  22 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Compact, spreading, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  Width of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or hanging basket.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 11,132  on  23 Nov 1999   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 993378  on  18 Dec 1997
Blooms of light and medium yellow, flushed lightly on the outer edges with an orange-red that gives the appearance of being a pale apricot and apricot-pink. Blooms singly or in sprays of 3 to 5 flowers. This rose can be grown quite satisfactorily in a greenhouse and as a garden perennial. Seed parent is red with a white eye.
Notes:
Winner of the 1998 New England Rose Trials Award, this hardy and extremely vigorous plant will amaze you with its abundance of flowers. You absolutely must have! Slightly fragrant flowers have creamy, white outer petals with a yellow reverse. Inner petals are pale yellow and all have a dusting of apricot pink. It's vigorous, upright & somewhat compact with spreading habits.