'Baby Faurax' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Mauve or mauve blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Baby Faurax
Exhibition name: Baby Faurax
Mauve. Lilac, deep mauve, violet blue, amethyst & steel blue, lavender, reddish violet. a touch of white at center, paler petal reverse. Moderate, grape fragrance. Average diameter 1". Small, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Dark green foliage.
Height of 1' to 2' (30 to 60 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. 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.
The name was given in honor of a Belgian nursery.
Joyce Demits at Tanglewood Farms says Baby Faurax has double, rich, lavender flowers that appear in small- and mid-sized clusters.