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'Carrot Top' rose Description
'Carrot Top' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
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Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: POUltop
Exhibition name: Carrot Top
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1991). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1991).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1996 as 'Top Hit'.
Miniature.  PatioHit ® Collection.  
Orange blend.  Mild fragrance.  15 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium buds.  
Semi-glossy foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 1' to 2' (30 to 60 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).  
Australia - Application No: 1996/024  on  1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
European Union - Patent No: 321  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950451  on  2 Aug 1995
Holder: Poulsen Roser ApS. Denomination approved: POULTOP.
First commercialisation in EU: February 3, 1994; outside EU: 31/01/1995
Protection expires on March 1, 2019
United States - Patent No: PP 9,048  on  31 Jan 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/177,541  on  5 Jan 1994
This patent of 'Poultop' was assigned to Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower.
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is a flourescent orange color that refuses to be ignored...
For clarification about parentage, please see References.