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'Sweet Pea' rose Description
'Sweet Pea (Polyantha, Shoup, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
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Mauve or mauve blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Sweet Pea (Polyantha, Shoup, 2006)
Exhibition name: Sweet Pea
Bred by Mike Shoup (United States, 2006).
Introduced in United States by Antique Rose Emporium (Brenham, Texas) in 1996 as 'Sweet Pea'.
Polyantha, Shrub.  
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.  
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