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'Gizmo™' rose Description
'Gizmo™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
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Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: WEKcatlart
Exhibition name: Gizmo™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 1997).
Orange-red, white center.  Mild, apple fragrance.  5 to 6 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, compact, rounded.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 20" to 2' (50 to 60cm).  Width: 11" to 30" (30 to 75cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
United States - Patent No: PP 12,327  on  2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 465967  on  16 Dec 1999
Miniature rose plant named WEKcatlart
Thomas F. Carruth, Altadena, California
Parentage: POULtop x MACmanly
... having single petaled flowers of scarlet red coloration with a white eye zone... strong short stems (about 6 to about 10 cm.)... no fragrance... When fully open, the bloom ranges from about 4 to about 5 cm. in diameter. Petalage is single with about 5 to 6 petals... In September in Upland, Calif., blooms on the bush growing outdoors generally last about five or more days. Cut roses from plants grown outdoors and kept at normal indoor living temperatures generally last about five or more days... Hips observed... an above average degree of resistance to powdery mildew and rust ... 28 to about 42 cm. in height and spread at the widest point... winter hardiness and drought/heat tolerance are yet to be determined...