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'Greetings ™' rose Description
'Greetings ™ (shrub, Zary, 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Shrub.
Registration name: JACdreco
Exhibition name: Greetings ™
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 1997).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2003 as 'Greetings'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Red and purple, white reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  9 to 16 petals.  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 4' 11" (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 6' 7" (60 to 200 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, ground cover or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Notes:
Cants of Colchester say 'Greetings' has small semi-double purple blooms with a silver eye and a silver reverse...

The ARS registration published in the November, 2005 American Rose magazine gives a breeding date of 2005 and an introduction date of 2003 for this rose.
 
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