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'Sweet Dream' rose Description
'Sweet Dream (miniflora, Fryer, 1987)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of La Roseraie de Barbary
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
68 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: FRYminicot
Exhibition name: Sweet Dream
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (United Kingdom, 1987).
Class:
Mini-Flora, Patio.  
Bloom:
Apricot, peach shading.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped, globular bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 3' (45 to 90 cm).  Width of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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:
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New Zealand - Patent No: 998  on  19 Jul 1995
Notes:
Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Sweet Dream has masses of eyecatching, double, apricot-peach blooms... it is also the most popular selling rose in England...

 
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