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'Cherry Cupido' rose Description
'Cherry Cupido' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Miniature.
Registration name: RUIjef
Origin:
Bred by Antonius A. Pouw (Netherlands, 1996).
Introduced in Netherlands by De Ruiter's Nieuwe Rozen B.V. as 'Cherry Cupido'.
Class:
Unknown, Miniature.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  None / no fragrance.  35 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short.  
Height of 10" (25 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
Canada - Application No: 96-922  on  23 Jul 1996
Application Withdrawn: 2002-04-08
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,635   VIEW USPTO PATENT
According to the US Patent for RUIjef, this Miniature has large dark red flowers that appear in sprays of 5 to 10. The objective of the breeding program was to develop compact pot rose varieties with garden performance. The initial cross between two unnamed seedlings took place in 1991.
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