'Pink Parfait' rose Description
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Pink blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: Pink Parfait
Exhibition name: Pink Parfait
Pink blend. Flowers outer petals medium pink, center blended to pale orange. Mild fragrance. 23 petals. Average diameter 3.75". Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, upright. Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm). Width of 34" (85 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. Vigorous. 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.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.