'Zepeti ®' rose Description
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Red. None / no fragrance. 9 to 12 petals. Average diameter 1.25". Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Glossy, dark green, dense, leathery foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height of up to 14" (up to 35 cm). Width of up to 14" (up to 35 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for ground cover.
United States - Patent No: PP 30,811 on 20 Aug 2019 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 15/932,925 on 23 May 2018
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of a cross of the `MEIPAONIA` variety (non-patented in the United States) and an `UNNAMED SEEDLING` variety. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `RADTKO` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,202).
United States - Application No: 20190380294 on 19 Aug 2019
Application for the Utility Patent
Christened June 11, 2019.
Star roses states: The Petite Knock Out® Rose ('Meibenbino’ PP 30,811) will be the first rose covered by a U.S. Utility Patent, which protects the introducer by restricting any party from hybridizing with it. Whereas a standard plant patent restricts propagation, a utility patent restricts much more. Breeding, propagation, reproduction from or development of this variety is strictly prohibited with a utility patent.
Chromosomes counted by David Zlesak, December 13, 2020