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'Benson & Hedges Special' rose Description
'Parkay' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Miniature.
Registration name: MACshana
Exhibition name: Dorola ®
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1975).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1982 as 'Dorola'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts in 1983 as 'Benson & Hedges Special'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Bushy, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Small, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 28" (30 to 70 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Breeder's notes:
Dorola - Macshana. Nicknamed Shanana
Patents:
Germany - Patent No: 936 396
 
United States - Patent No: PP 5,427  on  2 Apr 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  28 Jul 1983
Notes:
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.