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'Pretty Lady ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 108-688
most recent 22 FEB 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 FEB 18 by Michael Garhart
The new rose may be distinguished from its seed parent, an undisseminated seedlings of my creation by the following combination of characteristics: whereas ‘SCRivo’ bears large (about 7.4 to about 11.2 cm. in diameter) semi-double (about 20 to 24 petals) flowers of creamy white coloration, the seed parent bears significantly larger (about 10.5 to about 14.3 cm. in diameter) flowers of yellow washed orange coloration and of significantly higher petalage (about 30 to 45 petals). The new variety is a floribunda with a bushy to slightly spreading growing habit, whereas the seed parent is a hybrid tea with a significantly taller more upright mature growth habit.
The new variety may be distinguished from its pollen parent, an undisseminated seedlings of my creation by the following combination of characteristics: whereas ‘SCRivo’ bears flowers of creamy white coloration with semi-double petalage (about 20 to 24 petals), the pollen parent bears flowers of pale pink and yellow coloration and of significantly lower petalage (about 5 petals). The new variety has a bushy to slightly spreading medium height growing habit, whereas the pollen parent has a significantly shorter and more compact growing habit."

-US Patent US 2004/0107469 P1

After reading this, it looks like either the patent or the public record switched the parents around.

Further, and after raising many Pretty Lady seedlings, I have to wonder if the smaller parent has miniature in it. I have 3 roses, years apart, that are miniature. One is from (Yellow Brick Road x Aunt Honey), one is from Applejack (Buck), and the last is from (Yellow Brick Road x Golden Eye). None of these are miniature or have produced any other minis for me. I have very few minis and rarely every touch them. It's not a real possibility given the foliage looks like Pretty Lady's, except smaller. I don't really know what's hidden in this rose, but it has produced some pretty crazy (fun) results for a lot of different people lol.
Discussion id : 87-801
most recent 12 SEP 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 SEP 15 by paul_zone5ct
This rose grows like a weed, and blooms like a fool. Zero blackspot in CT which is very unusual.
Discussion id : 66-613
most recent 27 AUG 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 AUG 12 by mysteryrose
I notice that David Austin's UK website is now recommending this rose as "a David Austin Recommended Rose" due to its disease resistance, its pale peachy color, and its frequency of bloom.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 AUG 12 by HMF Admin
Thank you for sharing the useful tidbit.
Discussion id : 58-920
most recent 27 NOV 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 NOV 11 by mysteryrose
This rose is probably the best kept "secret" for gardeners seeking a hardy, disease resistant landscape rose with fragrance, sophisticated color, and rock hard disease resistance, a steadfastness to rival or surpass Knock Out. Why isn't it in every nursery? I love it more every year.
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