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'Cherry Drop' rose Description
'Cherry Drop' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend.
Registration name: Ripcher
Exhibition name: Cherry Drop
Origin:
Discovered by Robert Neil Rippetoe (United States, 2002).
Introduced in United States by Sequoia Nursery, Moore Miniature Roses Historic Archive in 2004 as 'Cherry Drop'.
Class:
China / Bengale.  
Bloom:
Rose Red, Rose-pink.  Strong, fruity, sweet, opinions vary fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Small to medium, very double, cupped-to-flat, nodding or "weak neck", old-fashioned, quartered, rosette bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be grown as a shrub.  flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune lightly or not at all.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Breeder's notes:
Typically China in growth habit, culture and climactic tolerance. Appears to be completely infertile though hips are set on rare occasion.
Notes:
This rose was discovered as a sport of 'Serratipetala' by A.C. Tunningley Schenectady, New York. It may be a reversion to original rose 'Serratipetala' sported from.
 
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