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'Child's Play™' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAVachild
Exhibition name: Child's Play™
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (1924-1997) (United States, before 1991).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1991 as 'Child's Play'.
Blooms are white with a delicate pink edge..  None to mild, fruity, sweet fragrance.  18 to 22 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat, reflexed bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium, long sepals, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  

Height: 18" to 2' (45 to 60cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 8,175   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Blooms are white with a delicate, pink edge. This plant is easy to grow and has exceptional disease resistance. A vigorous, upright plant that produces double flowers well into the fall.

* The first ever double winner of both the 1993 AOE and 1993 All-American Rose Selection! *