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'Rita Applegate' rose Description
'Rita Applegate' rose photo
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HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Light yellow Mini-Flora.
Registration name: TINrita
Exhibition name: Rita Applegate
Origin:
Bred by Cecilia L. (Dee) Bennett (United States, 1997).
Introduced in United States by Tiny Petals Miniature Rose Nursery Historic Archive in 1997 as 'Rita Applegate'.
Class:
Mini-Flora, Patio.  
Bloom:
Light yellow.  Strong fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Full (26-40 petals), classic hybrid tea, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Height of 31" to 3' (80 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b 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.  
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