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'Michael Mander' rose Description
'Michael Mander' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: MANmike
Exhibition name: Michael Mander
Origin:
Bred by George Mander (Canada, 2007).
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
Pink and yellow.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 28" to 30" (70 to 75 cm).  Width of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  prefers full sun.  requires full sun for best color.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, 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.  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  Feed this rose well.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove spent blooms only.  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Breeder's notes:
On Oct. 10th 2007, Commercial, or "Fancy name" 'Michael Mander' was submitted for registration.
Within about 2 weeks the name was approved by IRAR.
This rose will be available in fall of 2007 at Hortico and at 'Kwekerij de Bierkreek' nursery in Holland.
PLEASE NOTE :
This rose had my test code MAN8/00 !
Notes:
This rose has a very long vase life and a beautiful colour combination.
 
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