'Minerva ®' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Minerva ®
Purple, golden-yellow stamens, ages to light blue . Strong, sweet fragrance. Average diameter 3.25". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 28" to 32" (70 to 80 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or cut flower. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant., very mildew resistant. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Dedicated to Belgium's old glory and premier automotive marque. Minerva built cars from 1899 to 1939 in Antwerp, and introduced the now standard four-wheel braking system in 1926. Rose Minerva® is sold in cooperation with Minerva Lions group in Antwerp for charity.