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'Gingersnap' rose Description
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Orange blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Gingersnap
Exhibition name: Gingersnap
Bred by André Delbard-Chabert (1915-2012) (France, 1977).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery as 'Gingersnap'.
Orange blend.  None to mild, fruity fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped, reflexed, ruffled bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Medium, bushy, spreading, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, wavy or ruffled foliage.  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease.  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 4,330  on  7 Nov 1978   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/855,959  on  30 Nov 1977
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, the PVR Grant Number for this rose is 57. The breeder's Reference for this rose is Seedling No. 7-677-250.