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'Scarlet Gem ®' rose Description
'Scarlet Gem ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of oksgarden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Miniature.
Registration name: Scarlet Gem ®
Exhibition name: Scarlet Gem ®
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1961).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1961 as 'Scarlet Gem'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1964 as 'Scarlet Gem'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  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.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Medium, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 1' to 15" (30 to 40 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,155   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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