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'Powerhouse' rose Description
'Powerhouse' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ingrid W.
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: BENseis
Exhibition name: Powerhouse
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, before 2002).
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2009 as 'Powerhouse'.
Introduced in United States by Rosemania in 2009 as 'Powerhouse'.
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or specimen.  
Patents:
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).
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