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'Salute ™' rose Description
'SAVasalute' rose photo
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Dark red Miniature.
Registration name: SAVasalute
Exhibition name: Salute ™
Bred by Wendy R. White (United States, 1995).
Introduced in United States by Bridges Roses Archive - Closed Nursery in 2004 as 'Salute'.
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2004 as 'Salute'.
Dark red.  Mild fragrance.  15 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, bushy, compact, upright, well-branched.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 16" to 22" (40 to 55cm).  Width: up to 20" (up to 50cm).
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Hardy.  flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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:
Disease can be near non-existant when grown where there is plenty of air circulation and good fertilization.
First flush of spring bloom is mostly in clusters; succeeding bloom cycles, flowers are borne mostly singly.
United States - Patent No: PP 15,899  on  26 Jul 2005   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/857,794  on  28 May 2004
Inventors: White; Wendy R. (Ipswich, MA)
Assignee: Nor'East Miniature Roses (Arroyo Grande, CA)
The seed parent is an unintroduced, miniflora seedling of `Party Girl` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,598, expired) by `SAVabear` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 7,424). The pollen parent is also an unintroduced seedling of `SAValav` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,031) by `Party Girl`.... The following observations, measurements, values and comparisons describe 4 and 5 years old plants of rosa hybrida minima, `SAVasalute'
American Rose Society's Award of Excellence for 2004