'Ultimate Pleasure' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Leslie Davis
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Pink blend Miniature.Registration name: TINpleasureExhibition name:
Pink blend. Fruity fragrance. 25 to 35 petals. Average diameter 2". Full (26-40 petals), classic hybrid tea, exhibition bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. 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.
United States - Patent No: PP 12,179 on 30 Oct 2001 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 477612 on 4 Jan 2000
Miniature rose plant named 'Ultimate Pleasure'
Susan Mae O'Brien, Chula Vista, California
Cecilia Lucy Bennett, late of Chula Vista, California
Parentage: 'Gene Boerner' x 'Jean Kenneally'
... buds and blooms in shades of light pink with a medium pink reverse... long stemmed blooms of hybrid tea form... The plant ranges in height from 24 to 36 inches (60 to 80 cm)... an open bloom size of 2 of 3 cm [Average bloom size for a miniature variety (40 to 50 mm)]... Flowers borne: One to a stem and in sprays of 5 to 7 or more on erect stems with foliage well below the blooms... 25 to 35 petals... Flower longevity: (March through November 1999) Plant in pot 3 to 5 days from bud with sepals reflexed to fully open bloom. Holding at fully opened for 5 to 7 days longer. Cut blooms at living room temperature 5 to 7 days or longer... Some hips... No information related to insect, disease or frost tolerance is available...
The large bush makes an abundance of pale pink blooms with a medium pink reverse with flawless show form. This is a must have rose for exhibitors and gardeners alike with incredible diseases resistance.
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose
magazine (p. 28).Bridges Roses 2000 Catalog
says 'Ultimate Pink' has exhibition form blooms of light pink with a slightly darker pink reverse...Tiny Petals Nursery
says Ultimate Pink
was introduced January 1, 1999.