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'Best Friends' rose Description
'Best Friends (miniature, Bridges, 2001)' rose photo
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Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: BRIfriends
Exhibition name: Best Friends
Bred by Dennis A. Bridges (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Bridges Roses Archive - Closed Nursery in 2002 as 'Best Friends'.
Orange blend, yellow reverse.  Flowers orange blend, yellow reverse.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Medium-large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
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