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'MANmichael' rose Description
'Dr. Michael Noble ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: MANmichael
Exhibition name: Dr. Michael Noble ™
Origin:
Bred by George Mander (Canada, 2006).
Introduced in Canada by Hortico Inc. in 2007 as 'Dr. Michael Noble'.
Introduced in Canada by Select Roses in 2007 as 'Dr. Michael Noble'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Orange and yellow, yellow center, yellow reverse.  Mild, spice, opinions vary fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, exhibition, formal bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, well-branched.  Small, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 20" to 2' (50 to 60 cm).  Width of 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  flowers drop off cleanly.  heat tolerant.  prefers full sun.  requires full sun for best color.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew 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.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Feed this rose well.  Prune after flowering is finished.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  Requires good cultivation if it is to perform its best.  
Breeder's notes:
REGISTRATION accepted on Sept. 9th 2006.

Commercially available in Canada about June/July 2007 by Select Roses as own root plants.
Hortico in E. Canada started propagating on own root and will have plants available after June/July 2007.
Also, a nursery in Holland is propagating this rose and it will be available there in 2007.
Notes:
Dr. Michael Noble is the Oncologist who kept my wife alive for 6 years now. She was diagnosed with bone cancer in early 2001. It was my wife's idea to honor the Dr. by naming a rose after him. Dr. Noble was very thrilled to have a rose bear his name.

NOTE ADDED : On April 7th 2008 my dear wife Ingrid lost her fight and passed away very peacefully.
 
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