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'Baby Grand' rose Description
'Baby Grand' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: POUlit
Exhibition name: Baby Grand
Origin:
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, before 1992). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, before 1992).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1994 as 'Baby Grand'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1995 as 'Baby Grand'.
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
Pink.  None to mild, apple fragrance.  25 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact, rounded, thornless (or almost).  Small, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 10" to 18" (25 to 45 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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 9,419  on  9 Jan 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/367,812  on  3 Jan 1995
Notes:
Michael at Michael's Premier Roses says this is the first miniature to look like an old garden rose...
Justice Miniature Roses says this vibrant pink rose is essentially a scale model of a centifolia. The open bloom is quartered and could pass for something bred in the last millenium... disease-resistance, bloom production and hardiness are unexcelled...




[One of the roses in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.]