'Patron' rose Description
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Dark red Mini-Flora.Registration name: BenredExhibition name:
Dark red. None to mild, sweet fragrance. 13 to 26 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
Medium, upright, well-branched. Glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 22" to 3' (55 to 90 cm). Width of 22" to 30" (55 to 75 cm).
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.
United States - Patent No: PP 23,861 on 3 Sep 2013 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/199,433 on 30 Aug 2011
This new variety is a single seedling developed by Frank A. Benardella under controlled conditions in a greenhouse in Millstone Township (formerly Englishtown), N.J. by crossing the following two rose plants: The seed parent is a dark red miniature rose, `BENmjul` (U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/035,940, filed Dec. 21, 2001, abandoned). The pollen parent is a red hybrid tea, `JACecond` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,139). [correct: USPP 11,139]
...Following is a detailed description in outline form, pertaining specifically to this new and distinct variety of rose plant as observed on plants less than 2 years old in outside conditions in Ipswich, Mass.