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'Happy' rose Description
'Happy (polyantha, de Ruiter, 1954)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
37 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Polyantha.
Registration name: Happy
Exhibition name: Happy
Origin:
Bred by De Ruiter Innovations BV (Netherlands, 1954).
Class:
Polyantha.  Seven Dwarfs Series .  
Bloom:
Cherry-red.  None / no fragrance.  up to 20 petals.  Average diameter 0.75".  Small, semi-double to double, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, compact.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 20" (30 to 50 cm).  Width of up to 18" (up to 45 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for ground cover.  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:
Disney's animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered 21 December 1937. One of the Seven Dwarfs, Happy is known as: Happy in Germany; Glader in Sweden; Lystig in Norway; Gongolo in Italy; Feliz in Portugal; and Joyeux in France.
 
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