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'Tom Thumb' rose Description
'Tom Thumb (miniature, deVink, 1936)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rupert, Kim L.
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Peon
HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: Tom Thumb
Origin:
Bred by Jan De Vink (Netherlands, 1935).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1936 as 'Tom Thumb'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Red blend, white center.  Average diameter 1".  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 9" (25 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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 169   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
See References and Patent for Jan de Vink's statement of the parentage, which differs from the reported lineage: Rouletti x (Gloria Mundi, unnamed seedling climber, F. J. Grootendorst and/or yellow hybrid tea)