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'Fontana' rose Description
'Fontana (mini-flora, Bridges, 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of rosesforangels
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
Apricot or apricot blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: BRIfont,  BRItana
Exhibition name: Fontana
Bred by Dennis A. Bridges (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Bridges Roses Archive - Closed Nursery in 2002 as 'Fontana'.
Apricot or apricot blend.  None to mild fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for 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.  
Breeder's notes:
Long stems, sometimes blooming in small sprays.
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