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'Salute ™' rose Description
'Salute ™ (miniature, White 1995)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of VAIrishRose
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Miniature.
Registration name: SAVasalute
Exhibition name: Salute ™
Origin:
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'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
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.
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 15,899  on  26 Jul 2005   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  28 May 2004
Notes:
American Rose Society's Award of Excellence for 2004