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'Heather Sproul ™' rose Description
'Heather Sproul ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of John Moody
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: SPRoheather
Bred by James A. Sproul (United States, before 2002).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2006 as 'Heather Sproul'.
Pink.  None to mild fragrance.  22 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Medium, compact, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 18" to 2' (45 to 60cm).  Width: 2' to 30" (60 to 75cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Disease susceptibility: mildew 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.  
Breeder's notes:
has long tapered buds with good exhibition form; excellent resistance to powdery mildew.
United States - Patent No: PP 17,873   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/121,730  on  5 May 2005
Inventors: Sproul; James (Bakersfield, CA)
Assignee: Nor'East Miniature Roses (Arroyo Grande, CA)
This new and distinct variety of miniature rose was created by James A. Sproul, under conditions of careful and controlled observation, at his nursery in Bakersfield, Calif. It is the result of a cross of a seedling of `WEKjoe` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,389), by `JACient` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,725), as the seed parent, by `JACpoy` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,015) as the pollen parent.....The following observations of color values describe plants of this new invention, `SPRoheather`, at 3 or more years of age