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'Patron' rose Description
'Patron' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Seil
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Benred
HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Mini-Flora.
Registration name: Benred
Exhibition name: Patron
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, before 2009).
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Patron'.
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  
Patents:
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.
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