'Benseah' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Apricot or apricot blend Mini-Flora.Registration name:
BenseahExhibition name: Show Stopper™
Apricot or apricot blend. Upper petal surface is a peach/apricot blend; the under side is lighter.. None to mild fragrance. 45 to 50 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium buds.
Medium, spreading, upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or specimen. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .