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'Huntington Pink Ice' rose Description
'Huntington Pink Ice' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Pending registration
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Huntington Pink Ice
Exhibition name: Huntington Pink Ice
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1991).
Pink and white, pink undertones, pink edges, pink center.  None to mild fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, bushy, compact, few or no prickles/thorns.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: 3' to 42" (90 to 105cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden, hedge, landscape or specimen.  Vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  heat tolerant.  plant in partial shade for best color.  shade tolerant.  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.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
This is one of a series of Moore created roses Mr. Moore donated in 2001 to The Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, California for fund raising. To date (March, 2006) it has only been offered for sale at Huntington Plant Sales, with all proceeds benefiting the institution. It was first offered for sale at the institution in 2002 as own root, one gallon plants.

From the 2002 Huntington sales information available at the initial sale...


This cross of the great miniature, Pink Petticoat with the floribunda, Strawberry Ice, is one great garden rose! The foliage is large, heavy and dense on the bushy, quickly repeat blooming bush. It’s easily kept under four feet, and steadily offers its 3” to 3.5”, double, nicely formed blooms, singly and in small clusters. This rose is quite shade tolerant! You’ll enjoy the ivory flowers which take on a carnation pink picotee as they open. It has a Camellia form and looks great in the garden, arrangements, floated in a bowl or used for corsages. Very good disease resistance, and should produce some rather interesting seedlings. Fertile as both pollen and seed parent.
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