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'Baby Boomer' rose Description
'Baby Boomer (miniature, Benardella 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Anne B. Rowe
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: BENminn
Exhibition name: Baby Boomer
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, circa 1997).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2003 as 'Baby Boomer'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Pink.  None to mild fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, spreading, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 14,894  on  8 Jun 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/373,984  on  25 Feb 2003
Notes:
The delicate looking blooms of this variety grow delicately and in clusters on long cutting stems, making these roses a great display as cut flowers. Decked out in deep green, semi-glossy foliage, this vigorous plant is a real cool addition to your mini bed or perennial border. It blooms abundantly and continuously throughout the season and is a must have for your garden.