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'Newport™' rose Description
'Newport™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Conard-Pyle (Star Roses)
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: POUlma
Exhibition name: Newport™
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, before 1994). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, before 1994).
Introduced in United States by DeVor-Brown Rose Company Archive in 1994 as 'Waxwing'.
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1995 as 'Newport'.
Shrub.  Towne & Country ® Series.  
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Spreading, thornless (or almost).  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 3' (45 to 90 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or ground cover.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Canada - Patent No: 0557  on  7 Dec 1998
Application No: 96-7255
Applicant: Poulsen Roser ApS.
United States - Patent No: PP 9,261  on  29 Aug 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/310,805  on  21 Sep 1994
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Newport (aka 'Memory Bells', 'Waxwing') produces an abundance of old-fashioned blooms of medium pink... Parentage: Seedling x 'Rosenholm'...

Michael at Michael's Premier Roses describes this as an old garden rose look with 3-inch heavily petaled blooms...

The Roseraie at Bayfields says Waxwing is like a miniature 'English Miss' with clouds of little high-centered pink blooms...

According to Ludwigs Roses, Sean McCann was impressed with this rose when he saw it growing at their nursery and he suggested the name.