'Mother of Pearl ™' rose Description
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Light pink. None / no fragrance. 35 petals. Average diameter 4.25". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium buds.
Tall, bushy, upright. Semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 43" to 4¼' (110 to 130cm). Width: 31" to 35" (80 to 90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Disease susceptibility: very blackspot 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.
United States - Patent No: PP 18,707 on 1 Apr 2008 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/634,930 on 7 Dec 2006
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the `Paloma Blanca` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,853) and the `Bucbi` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,225). The `Bucbi` variety sometimes is known as the `Carefree Beauty` variety. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the `Meituraphar` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meicloux` variety (non-patented in the United States)