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'Butter Cream ™' rose Description
'Butter Cream ™' rose photo
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HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Medium yellow Mini-Flora.
Registration name: MARbutter
Exhibition name: Butter Cream ™
Bred by Robert B. Martin, Jr. (United States, 2002).
Butter-yellow.  None / no fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: 30" (75cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
‘Butter Cream’ (‘MARButter’) is a cross of ‘Anne Morrow Lindbergh’ x ‘Fairhope’. ‘Anne Morrow Lindbergh’ is a hybrid tea of undisclosed breeding that was also the seed parent of the superb exhibition rose and AARS winner, ‘Gemini’. ‘Fairhope’ is a miniature rose that has for the past seven years been the top-rated miniature exhibition rose in the country.

‘Butter Cream’ has many similarities to ‘Fairhope’, however the blooms are a clean medium butter yellow and much larger (about 2-inches), marking it a true mini-flora. The classic form is extraordinary and more high-centered than ‘Fairhope’, a trait it appears to have taken from its seed parent, ‘Anne Morrow Lindbergh’. The blooms typically have about 28-32 petals. The yellow is more prominent in cooler, overcast weather and shaded conditions; in hot sunny conditions the blooms tend to be whiter. The blooms appear one to a stem and open a little quickly on the bush. The petals have excellent substance, however, and the blooms last a long time in the refrigerator and as a cut flower.

The bush itself is upright, tall (30-inches), with medium green, semi-glossy, disease-resistant foliage. It is very vigorous and grows well on its own roots, producing show-quality blooms at an early age.
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