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'Fontana' rose Description
'Fontana (mini-flora, Bridges, 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of rosesforangels
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: BRIfont,  BRItana
Exhibition name: Fontana
Origin:
Bred by Dennis A. Bridges (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Bridges Roses Archive - Closed Nursery in 2002 as 'Fontana'.
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
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.
Notes:
 
 
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