'Sweet Chariot' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.Registration name: MORchariExhibition name:
Mauve or purple blend. Strong, damask fragrance. 55 to 60 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Small, very full (41+ petals), in large clusters, cupped, rounded bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Small buds.
Rounded, spreading. Small, matte, medium green, leathery foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 1' to 18" (30 to 45 cm). Width of 18" to 30" (45 to 75 cm).
USDA zone 6b 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. Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
United States - Patent No: PP 5,975 on 12 May 1987 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/765,827 on 15 Aug 1985
In his column Roses Abroad
in the January 1998 issue of the American Rose
magazine (pp.16-7), Sean McCann says this rose makes a great candidate for a hanging basket.
Ludwig's Roses says the flowers which are borne in clusters of from 5 to 25 appear in various shades of lavender, lilac and purple.
[Spring Hill Nurseries says this is the first purple cascading Mini Rose. The blooms are 1 1/2-2" and double...]