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'Best Friends' rose Description
'Best Friends (miniature, Bridges, 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Seil
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: BRIfriends
Exhibition name: Best Friends
Origin:
Bred by Dennis A. Bridges (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Bridges Roses Archive - Closed Nursery in 2002 as 'Best Friends'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Notes:
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