'Salute ™' rose Description
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Dark red Miniature.Registration name: SAVasaluteExhibition name:
Dark red. None to mild fragrance. 17 to 25 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium buds.
Medium, bushy, compact, upright, well-branched. Medium, matte, dark green foliage.
Height of 16" to 22" (40 to 55 cm). Width of up to 20" (up to 50 cm).
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.
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 on 28 May 2004
American Rose Society's Award of Excellence for 2004