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'Flower Carpet ® Apple Blossom' rose Description
'Appleblossom Flower Carpet' rose photo
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Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: NOAmel
Discovered by Werner Noack (Germany, 1997).
Light pink.  Mild fragrance.  15 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Short, arching, bushy, compact, dense, spreading.  Medium, glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 1' to 32" (30 to 80 cm).  Width of up to 4' 11" (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden, ground cover or hanging basket.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Australia - Application No: 1995/100  on  1995   VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Patent No: 0464  on  12 Jun 1998
Application No: 97-1073
According to the Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights Office, an application (No. 97-1073) for NOAmel was filed by Reinhard Noack. Certificate No. 0464 was granted June 12, 1998.
New Zealand - Patent No: PVR 1248  on  27 Jun 1997
Application  on  4 Aug 1995

According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made August 4, 1995 and granted June 27, 1997 (PVR Grant No. 1248). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Noamel. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Apple Blossom'. This PVR Grant expires June 27, 2020.
United States - Patent No: PP 10,239   VIEW USPTO PATENT
A new and distinct variety of ground cover rose plant is provided which forms continuously throughout the season attractive long-lasting pure light pink blossoms. The blossoms tend to open on a reliable basis and to retain their attractiveness upon aging. The new variety exhibits a compact, spreading and overhanging (i.e., long arching) growth habit that renders it suitable for growing as an ornamental ground cover in the landscape. The foliage is glossy and contrasts well with the pure light pink blossoms. The pure light blossom coloration is well retained upon the aging of the blossoms, and petals drop off cleanly as the blossoms mature. The new variety propagates well from cuttings, by the budding of an eye, and by grafting. Excellent resistance to blackspot, mildew, and rust are exhibited.