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'Sweet Pea' rose Description
'Sweet Pea (Polyantha, Shoup, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of James Delahanty
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Sweet Pea
Exhibition name: Sweet Pea
Origin:
Bred by George Michael Shoup (United States, 2006).
Introduced in United States by Antique Rose Emporium (Brenham, Texas) in 1996 as 'Sweet Pea'.
Class:
Polyantha, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, compact.  Small, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
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