'Swedish Doll' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Joan E. Richardson
Registration name: Swedish Doll
Orange-pink, yellow stamens. None to mild fragrance. 22 to 26 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat, reflexed bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium, long sepals buds.
Medium, bushy, compact, rounded, upright, well-branched. Medium, glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.
Height of 1' to 14" (30 to 35 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Hardy. vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.
Per Paul Barden, Swedish Doll can grow into a much larger plant than described in the plant patent:
Note: this is NOT a small plant! I cut mine back to 12" tall every winter and by September, it is a 5 by 5 foot shrub. So, plant it with those space requirements in mind. Certainly one of the sturdiest and most free-blooming of the Moore "minis".