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'Minnie Pearl ™' rose Description
'Minnie Pearl ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Munsinger & Clemens Gardens-Virginia Clemens Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAVahowdy
Exhibition name: Minnie Pearl ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, before 1982).
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Height of 14" to 2' (35 to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 11.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,097  on  6 Sep 1983   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/382,400  on  27 May 1982
Parentage:
Notes:
Very long, elegant buds are light pink with a light yellow base. One of the top exhibition roses in the country. Color deepens somewhat in the hot sun, but the form holds. Blooms come one-to-a-stem on an open, well shaped bush.