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'Little Darling' rose Description
'Little Darling' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gwenfey
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Little Darling
Origin:
Bred by Carl G. Duehrsen (United States, 1956).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Spice fragrance.  27 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,581   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Among [Ralph Moore's] greatest discoveries was that the 1956 Floribunda 'Little Darling' was a great producer of miniatures, and the line has been followed by breeders ever since.