'Powerhouse' rose Description
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Red blend Mini-Flora.Registration name: BENseisExhibition name:
Orange-red. None to mild fragrance. Average diameter 3". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or specimen.
United States - Patent No: PP 22,400 on 27 Dec 2011 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/802,068 on 28 May 2010
Inventors: Benardella; Frank (Millstone Township, NJ), Benardella, legal representative; June E. (Millstone Township, NJ)
Assignee: Greenheart Farms, Inc. (Arroyo Grande, CA)
This new variety is from a single seedling originated by Frank A. Benardella under controlled conditions in a greenhouse in Millstone Township (formerly Englishtown), N.J., by crossing the following two rose plants: The seed parent is a miniflora rose, unnamed and unintroduced, developed in this same breeding program by crossing an unnamed and unintroduced 1994 seedling of this program by `JACecond` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 11,369). The pollen parent is a miniature rose, unnamed and unintroduced, developed in this same breeding program, by crossing an unnamed and unintroduced 1990 seedling of this program by `BENmagic` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,603).