Photo courtesy of Johno
Medium red Polyantha.
Registration name: Happy (polyantha, de Ruiter, 1954)
Exhibition name: Happy
Polyantha. (Series: Seven Dwarfs Series )
Cherry-red. None / no fragrance. up to 20 petals. Average diameter 0.75". Small, semi-double to double, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Short, compact. Small, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 1' to 20" (30 to 50cm). Width: up to 18" (up to 45cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for ground cover. 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.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Disney's animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered 21 December 1937. One of the Seven Dwarfs, Happy is known as: Happy in Germany; Glader in Sweden; Lystig in Norway; Gongolo in Italy; Feliz in Portugal; and Joyeux in France.
Rosenschule Ruf states in February 2023 that the rose in commerce in Germany as 'Alberich' is actually 'Eberwein' (Dopey).