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'Mountie ™' rose Description
'Mountie ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Medium red Miniature.
Registration name: LAVacek,  LAVcale,  LAVcali
Exhibition name: Mountie ™
Bred by Keith G. Laver (Canada, 1984).
Introduced in Canada by Springwood Roses in 1985 as 'Mountie'.
Red.  None / no fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, compact, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 20" (30 to 50 cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
New Zealand - Patent No: 575  on  5 Jul 1991
Application No: ROS305  on  31 Mar 1989
Trade Name: Mountie.
United States - Patent No: PP 6,054  on  8 Dec 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 801700  on  25 Nov 1985
Rose plant named Lavcale
Keith Laver, Caledon East, Canada
... unusually stable red flower coloring... Parentage: 'Party Girl' x 'Dwarfking 78'... Recurrent... Average bloom size when fully expanded -- about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches... Number of petals: about 30 to 35... Fragrance: None... Lasting quality: Very long on plant and as cut flower... Hips: None observed... Height: About 12 to 15 inches... Average resistance to disease... Requires ordinary winter protection in extreme climates...