'Bella Diana' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
Pink blend Floribunda.Registration name: MandianaExhibition name:
Pink and white, pink edges. Pink/cream bicolour & blend. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 3.5". Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, exhibition, high-centered, reflexed bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium, pointed buds.
Tall, thornless (or almost), upright. Large, glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 30" to 32" (75 to 80 cm). Width of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden. Vigorous. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. prefers full sun. requires full sun for best color. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant, very rust resistant. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Can be grown as a climber in mild climates. Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit. Cut back one-half every other year. Feed this rose well. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune dead wood. Remove spent blooms only.
Formerly, codename 'MAN40X30A'. 'MANdiana' registration approved 1/17/2008.
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The seed parent of this rose, 40x30A is :
June Laver x Rubies 'n' Pearls. It is a sister seedling of 40x30B.