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'André le Nôtre ®' rose Description
'Betty White ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
71 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Betty White ™
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2000).
Introduced in France by Selection Meilland in 2001 as 'André le Nôtre'.
Introduced in United States by Star Roses (Pennsylvania) in 2004 as 'Betty White'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, darker center.  Strong, damask, musk, myrrh, rose fragrance.  60 to 64 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Large, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2004/171  on  2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 13,897  on  17 Jun 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/827,935  on  9 Apr 2001
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) of the product of the cross of the `Meicapinal` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meirestif` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Meipsilon` variety (non-patented in the United States).
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