'Bossa Nova™' rose Description
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Medium pink Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Bossa Nova™
Pink. None to mild fragrance. 75 to 85 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, moderately full, in small clusters, old-fashioned, rosette bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 2' to 39" (60 to 100 cm). Width of 4' to 6' 7" (120 to 200 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Can be used for ground cover. Shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 12,523 on 9 Apr 2002 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/282,070 on 29 Mar 1999
See References for the history of this rose in the USA. It was introduced as a polyantha in 1990 under the name 'The Faun®,' which was its Approved Exhibition Name by 1998. The Fawn has been a synonym since at least 1998. Poulsen has since reclassified the rose as a Floribunda.
Among the Romans, fauns were dieties of the forest with little horns, hooves and short tails. Fauns are not fawns.
Some difference of opinion about Parentage, see References for more information. Louis Lens says Parentage is 'The Fairy' x 'New Dawn'. The patent application parentage is shown above: pink seedling x The Fairy.