'Scarlet Gem ®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Orange or orange-red Miniature.
Registration name: Scarlet Gem ®
Exhibition name: Scarlet Gem ®
Scarlet, vermilion shading. Mild fragrance. 58 petals. Average diameter 1". Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Medium, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 1' to 15" (30 to 40 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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.