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'Claret Cup' rose Description
'Claret Cup (Polyantha, Riethmuller, 1962)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
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Red blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Claret Cup
Exhibition name: Claret Cup
Bred by Frank L. Riethmuller (1884-1965) (Australia, before 1962).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1962 as 'Claret Cup'.
Miniature, Polyantha.  
Red blend, white center.  Moderate fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" (100 cm).  Width of 4' 1" (125 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
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