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'Astra ™' rose Description
'Astra ™ (miniature, Williams, 1982)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Danty
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
WILsma
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: WILsma
Exhibition name: Astra ™
Origin:
Bred by J. Benjamin Williams (United States, 1982).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) as 'Astra'.
Class:
Mini-Flora, Miniature.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 10" to 16" (25 to 40 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,272   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
According to the US Patent for this rose, its single blooms are carried in clusters of a dozen or more. The single nature of the blossoms gives them a pink dogwood-like appearance. WILsma is marketed by the Conard-Pyle Co. of West Grove, Pa., under the ASTRA trademark and is a member of a family of Miniature rose plants which presently are being marketed by Conard-Pyle under the MINIFLORA trademark.