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'Gingersnap' rose Description
'Gingersnap' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
60 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Orange blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Gingersnap
Exhibition name: Gingersnap
Origin:
Bred by André Delbard-Chabert (France, 1977).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery as 'Gingersnap'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, spreading, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, wavy or ruffled foliage.  
Growing:
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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,330  on  7 Nov 1978   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/855,959  on  30 Nov 1977
Notes:
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.