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'Solar Flair' rose Description
'Solar Flair (mini-flora, Benardella 2004)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mini-Flora.
Registration name: BENbaas
Exhibition name: Solar Flair
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2005.
Class:
Mini-Flora, Patio.  
Bloom:
Butter-yellow, red edges.  Mild fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Double (17-25 petals), exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  Large, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or exhibition.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
High centered, hybrid tea form.
Patents:
United States -
Notes:
Color: yellow with red edges upper and reverse

Parentage: Antique Gold x Brett's Rose

Dazzling variety! This exhibition-type miniflora is a must for all exhibitors and gardeners. The yellow hybrid tea-type flowers are 2 inches or more across when fully opened, showing red edges. Thick, leathery petals provide substance and assure a long vase life.
 
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