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'Teddy Bear ™' rose Description
'Teddy Bear ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
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Russet Miniature.
Registration name: SAVabear
Exhibition name: Teddy Bear ™
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (1924-1997) (United States, before 1989).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses as 'Teddy Bear'.
Russet.  Mild fragrance.  28 petals.  Average diameter 0.75".  Small, very double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Compact, upright, well-branched.  

Height: 14" to 20" (35 to 50cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or specimen.  Vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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) .  
Australia - Application No: 1994/056  on  15 Feb 1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
Applicant: Nor'East Miniature Roses Inc.
United States - Patent No: PP 7,424  on  22 Jan 1991   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/410,160  on  20 Sep 1989
Miniature rose plant named Savabear
F. Harmon Saville, Rowley, Massachusetts
... A new and unusual orange brown russet miniature... Parentage: 'Sachet' x 'Rainbow's End'... Blooming habit: Continuous... Bloom Size: about .75 inches... No. of Petals: 28... Petals drop off cleanly... Fragrance: Slight... Flowers are long lasting on plant and as cut flower... Hips: Globular... Height: 14 to 16 inches... Average resistance to disease... Needs winter protection in severe climates...
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is the closest to a true brown of all their russet offerings... it is disease resistant, but will require protection when the weather turns cold...