'Mon Cheri ™' rose Description
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: AROcherExhibition name:
Mon Cheri ™
Pink, crimson edges, ages to red . Mild, spice fragrance. 35 to 45 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped, reflexed bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, spreading, upright. Semi-glossy, medium green, dense, wavy or ruffled foliage.
Height: 31" to 47" (80 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or specimen. Vigorous. 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 5,156 on 13 Dec 1983 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/390,898 on 22 Jun 1982
A hybrid tea having large blooms which turn from pink to dark red.
Christensen; Jack E. (Ontario, CA)
Armstrong Nurseries, Inc.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made in 1981 and granted in 1983 (PVR Grant No. 184). Breeder is given as H.C. Swim & J.E. Christensen.