'Benson & Hedges Special' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Florists Rose, Miniature, Patio.
Deep yellow, ages to salmon-yellow . [Yellow.] None to mild fragrance. 22 to 26 petals. Average diameter 2". Very large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, long sepals, ovoid buds.
Bushy, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched. Small, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 1' to 28" (30 to 70 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Produces decorative hips. 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.
Dorola - Macshana. Nicknamed Shanana
Germany - Patent No: 936 396
United States - Patent No: PP 5,427 on 2 Apr 1985 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 28 Jul 1983
The different names for parents (in References) are synonyms for the same roses.
The Parentage reported in the USA patent abstract is Minueto x Maybella.