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'Gene Boerner' rose Description
'Gene Boerner' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gingers Flower Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
BOEfi
HMF Ratings:
40 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Gene Boerner
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. Boerner (United States, before 1966).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink.   (Rose Neyron clair).  Mild fragrance.  35 petals.  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  Glossy foliage.  

Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or hedge.  Heat tolerant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,885  on  6 May 1969   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
This rose was named for Gene ("Papa Floribunda") Boerner, Director of Research at Jackson & Perkins, and released after his death (5 September 1966).