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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, 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.