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'Happy Thoughts ™' rose Description
'Happy Thoughts ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Nor' East Miniature Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAVagrand,  Savathoughts
Exhibition name: Happy Thoughts ™
Origin:
Bred by Wendy R. White (United States, 1999).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2007 as 'Happy Thoughts'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Dark yellow with orange edges upper; yellow reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, compact.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of 10" to 1' (25 to 30 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for container rose, garden or rock garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Bright color in near constant bloom on compact plant.
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 19,460   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/985,592  on  16 Nov 2007
Notes:
Orange buds open to show bright two-inch yellow flowers with an orange border and accents. This compact plant is a consistent performer. Very winter hardy and disease resistant.