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'Happy' rose Description
'Happy (polyantha, de Ruiter, 1954)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Windham
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Medium red Polyantha.
Registration name: Happy
Exhibition name: Happy
Bred by Gerrit De Ruiter (Netherlands, before 1954).
Introduced in Germany by Willicher Baumschulen in 1954 as 'Alberich'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by C. Gregory & Son Ltd. in 1954 as 'Happy'.
Polyantha.  Seven Dwarfs Series .  
Cherry-red.  None / no fragrance.  up to 20 petals.  Average diameter 0.75".  Small, semi-double to double, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, compact.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 20" (30 to 50 cm).  Width of up to 18" (up to 45 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for ground cover.  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.  
Disney's animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered 21 December 1937. One of the Seven Dwarfs, Happy is known as: Happy in Germany; Glader in Sweden; Lystig in Norway; Gongolo in Italy; Feliz in Portugal; and Joyeux in France.
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