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'Mon Cheri ™' rose Description
'Mon Cheri ™ (hybrid tea, Christensen 1981)' rose photo
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: AROcher
Exhibition name: Mon Cheri ™
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1981).
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink, 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 of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  
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.