'Sweet Pea' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Sweet Pea (Polyantha, Shoup, 2006)
Exhibition name: Sweet Pea
Mauve or purple blend. Moderate fragrance. Average diameter 1.25". Small, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Short, compact. Small, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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.