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'Mander's Orange Dream' rose Description
'Mander's Orange Dream' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
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HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: Mandream
Exhibition name: Mander's Orange Dream
Bred by George Mander (Canada, 1998).
Introduced in Canada by Select Roses in 2003 as 'Mander's Orange Dream'.
Introduced in Canada by Hortico Inc. in 2005 as 'Mander's Orange Dream'.
Introduced in Netherlands by Bierkreek, kwekerij, de in 2006 as 'Mander's Orange Dream'.
Orange.  Opening "Burned Orange".  Mild fragrance.  25 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, exhibition bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium buds.  
Medium, compact.  Medium, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 20" to 2' (50 to 60 cm).  Width of 1' to 15" (30 to 40 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  heat tolerant.  prefers full sun.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, very mildew resistant, very rust 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  Cut back one-half every year..  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Breeder's notes:
NOTE, April 8th 2006 : Registration applied for.
April 13 th 2006 : Registration accepted.
This rose has the same parents as most of my miniatures : June Laver x Rubies 'n' Pearls. I have kept this rose "on the shelf" so to speak, as I was too, too busy introducing many other varieties. I have always called this mini my "Burned Orange"

My friend Brad Jalbert, the owner of Select Roses Nursery really likes this rose for it's colour as he was looking for an orange mini to introduce.
Here is what Brad wrote for the description :
I've been asking my hybridizing mentor George Mander, to breed a compact growing deep orange rose for years. Finally he's brought this outstanding new seedling of his out of hiding! The colour is the most remarkable deep burnt orange with heavy substance and excellent form, typical of all Mander bred roses. Foliage is a beautiful deep glossy green setting of the shimmering blooms to perfection. It grows compact and sturdy to about 14 inches tall. I think this is one of the prettiest orange roses for borders or containers. Even people that don't typical go for orange flowers, will be drawn to the beauty of this rose.

Here another report about this rose from a rose-friend in Palm Springs, CA :
One of the problems in having such an outrageous number of roses is that it's absolutely impossible for me to keep up with everything going on.
I'm quite impressed with this rose and one of the things that I find so attractive about it is that it's very beautiful at virtually all stages of bloom, even through the open bloom stage. I'd rate it very highly.
I have about five thousand roses in my yard, so when a rose like “Mander's Orange Dream” stands out, you know it has to be impressive.
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