'Strawberry Swirl' rose Description
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Red blend Moss.
Registration name: Strawberry Swirl
Exhibition name: Strawberry Swirl
Red, white streaks, stripes, flecks. Mild fragrance. 30 to 35 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Mossed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, spreading, well-branched. Small, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Hardy. vigorous. Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.
United States - Patent No: PP 4,495 on 22 Jan 1980 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/963,575 on 24 Nov 1978
Ralph Moore says the parentage is 'Fairy Moss' x an unnamed seedling. as well as 'Little Darling' x Seedling #33. At least one other reference says 'Little Darling' x a Miniature seedling.
See reference section for further explanation.