'Millie Rose' Description
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Pink. Orchid pink. Strong, damask, old rose fragrance. 41 to 50 petals. Average diameter 4.25". Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, spreading, upright. Large, matte, medium green, dense foliage.
Height of 43" to 4¼' (110 to 130 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, landscape or shrub. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Very well foliated stems, large blooms with intense fragrance, old fashioned form.
Australia - Application No: 2005/031 on 2005 VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Application on 21 Sep 2009
United States - Patent No: PP 16,572 on 23 May 2006 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 10 Aug 2004