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'Piñata' rose Description
'Piñata' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Roses Inc. Green Country (Historic Archive)
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HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Yellow blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Piñata
Bred by Seizo Suzuki (Japan, before 1975).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) in 1978 as 'Piñata'.
Climber, Floribunda, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Yellow to vermilion.  None to mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered to flat, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, upright, well-branched.  Large, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  

Height: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  shade tolerant.  
United States - Patent No: PP 3,996  on  21 Dec 1976   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/628,115  on  3 Nov 1975
Gwen Powell grows 'Piñata' in her Los Angeles area garden. She says, to avoid a bad case of thrips, powdery mildew and aphids, cut this one back hard at the end of the growing season. It grows very fast and blooms non stop all season. Likes lots of water.