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'Alfalfa™' rose Description
'Alfalfa™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of nsdjohn
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Bagalf
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Bagalf
Exhibition name: Alfalfa™
Origin:
Bred by John J. Bagnasco (United States, 2006).
Introduced in United States by Amerinova Properties L.L.C. in 2007 as 'Alfalfa'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  None / no fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or hanging basket.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
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