'Cherry Drop' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Red blend.Registration name: RipcherExhibition name:
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.
Armed with thorns / prickles.
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm). Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
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!.
Typically China in growth habit, culture and climactic tolerance. Appears to be completely infertile though hips are set on rare occasion.
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.