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'Jilly Jewel' rose Description
'Pearl (miniature, Benardella, 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of hmfusr
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: BENmfig
Exhibition name: Jilly Jewel
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2000 as 'Jilly Jewel'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Moderate fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, spreading, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1998/160  on  1998   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Application  on  14 Feb 2001
Notes:
Jilly Jewel is clothed in dark green foliage that sets off masses of frosty, ice pink blooms. Long buds open into perfect, fragrant exhibition roses. The plant is upright and extremely vigorous, producing an abundance of both one-to-a-stem blooms and attractive sprays. This variety is used in cut flower production around the world. One would be hard pressed to find a rose, regardless of type, that could produce more bloom.

[Also introduced as Pearl in New Zealand, this was one of the new varieties added to the RINZ Rose Display Trial at the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens in 1999.]