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'Sweet Diana' rose Description
'Sweet Diana (miniature, Saville 1994)' rose photo
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Deep yellow Miniature.
Registration name: SAVadiana
Exhibition name: Sweet Diana
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (1924-1997) (United States, 1994).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2001 as 'Sweet Diana'.
Deep yellow, lemon-yellow undertones.  None to mild fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Short, bushy, compact, rounded, upright, well-branched.  Matte, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 14" to 20" (35 to 50cm).  Width: 1' to 16" (30 to 40cm).
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, hanging basket or specimen.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
United States - Patent No: PP 16,797  on  2 Jul 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/303,485  on  25 Nov 2002
Inventors: Saville; John (Newburport, MA)
Assignee: Nor'East Miniature Roses (Arroyo Grande, CA)
This new variety was created in a greenhouse in Rowley, Mass. by crossing the following two rose plants: The seed parent is `MORpoly` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,453). The pollen parent is `LAVjun` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,859).... miniature rose plant as observed on 4 and 5 year old plants grown in containers, indoors under plastic, in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Source: Sweeet Diana