'Best Friend' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Pink blend. Bud mauve to red; flowers light pink, mauve/pink reverse. Mild fragrance. 12 to 16 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, spreading. Medium, dark green foliage.
Height of 15" to 18" (40 to 45 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. 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. Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Ralph Moore says the flowers are a lovely rose pink with a lilac tint, and darker reverse.
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