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'Pink Parfait' rose Description
'Pink Parfait' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: Pink Parfait
Exhibition name: Pink Parfait
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1960).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery in 1960 as 'Pink Parfait'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  Width of 34" (85 cm).
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,904  on  2 Feb 1960   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
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.