'Salute ™' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
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Dark red Miniature.Registration name: SAVasaluteExhibition name:
Dark red. None to mild fragrance. 17 to 25 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium buds.
Medium, bushy, compact, upright, well-branched. Medium, matte, dark green foliage.
Height: 16" to 22" (40 to 55cm). Width: up to 20" (up to 50cm).
USDA zone 4b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden. Hardy. flowers drop off cleanly. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew. 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.
Disease can be near non-existant when grown where there is plenty of air circulation and good fertilization.
First flush of spring bloom is mostly in clusters; succeeding bloom cycles, flowers are borne mostly singly.
United States - Patent No: PP 15,899 on 26 Jul 2005 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 28 May 2004
American Rose Society's Award of Excellence for 2004