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'Mint Julep' rose Description
'Mint Julep' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Szalay
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: AROgresh
Exhibition name: Mint Julep
Origin:
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1983).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses as 'Mint Julep'.
Class:
Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Flowers unusually colored yellow-green flowers with light touches of soft pink.  Mild, tea fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped, reflexed bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" (75 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,705  on  1 Apr 1986   VIEW USPTO PATENT

A new hybrid tea rose of the tall bush type, cultivated for garden
decoration. The new cultivar bears unusually colored yellow-green flowers
with light touches of soft pink. Its blossoms are extremely long-lived in
the garden, often lasting over seven days. The yellow-green flower
coloration intensifies as the blossoms age on the bush. Flowers are
produced on long, cutting-length stems. The plant bears an abundance of
dark green, semi-glossy leathery foliage and displays an above-average
resistance to mildew, rust and blackspot.



Inventors:
Christensen; Jack E. (Ontario, CA)
Assignee:

Armstrong Nurseries, Inc.
(Ontario,
CA)


Notes:
Jack Christensen says the buds are pale pink and the flowers are green... and this rose is no longer available...


A correspondent from Southern California says 'Mint Julep' does well for her -- she got a couple of plants from the Michigan Bulb Company. Another correspondent had this to say: This rose seems to do best in mild weather. Flowers tend to be dull gray when the weather has been consistently cool. In warm eather, the colors are indeed green with a pink hue, and hold for quite awhile.