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'Ernie' rose Description
'Ernie' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Leslie Davis
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: TINernie
Exhibition name: Ernie
Origin:
Bred by Cecilia L. (Dee) Bennett (United States, 1989).
Introduced in United States by Tiny Petals Miniature Rose Nursery Historic Archive as 'Ernie'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  45 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in large clusters, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Notes:
Tiny Petals Nursery says Ernie was introduced on January 1, 1989.
 
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