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'Why Not' rose Description
'Why Not' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Giroux
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
MORwhy
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: MORwhy
Exhibition name: Why Not
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1983).
Introduced in United States by Moore Miniature Roses as 'Why Not'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Red, yellow center, yellow reverse, yellow stamens.  None to mild fragrance.  5 to 7 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, reflexed bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, long sepals, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, rounded.  Small, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 1' to 14" (30 to 35 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,676  on  4 Mar 1986   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/640,083  on  10 Aug 1984
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is bright tomato-red at the outer edge and golden yellow at the throat...