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'Liberty Bell' rose Description
'Liberty Bell (Mini-flora, Benardella, 2003)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sue The Rose Lover's Garden (Roselvr)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Red blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: BENpete
Exhibition name: Liberty Bell
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, before 1999).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2003 as 'Liberty Bell'.
Class:
Mini-Flora, Patio.  
Bloom:
Red, white reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  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.  
Notes:
Liberty Bell is a large red blend mini-flora with great form. The plant is upright and well formed with semi-glossy, dark foliage.

Rose of American Rose Society National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.
 
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