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'2-72-2' rose Description
'Angel Darling' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Leslie Davis
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Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1976).
Introduced in United States by Sequoia Nursery, Moore Miniature Roses Historic Archive in 1978 as 'Angel Darling'.
Lavender.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, ruffled bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Short, compact, spreading, thornless (or almost), well-branched.  Small, semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 1' to 14" (30 to 35 cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
United States - Patent No: PP 4,070  on  5 Jul 1977   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/719,607  on  1 Sep 1976