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'Pink Parfait' rose Description
'Pink Parfait' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Pink blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: Pink Parfait
Exhibition name: Pink Parfait
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, before 1957).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery in 1960 as 'Pink Parfait'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1961 as 'Pink Parfait'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1962 as 'Pink Parfait'.
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Pink blend.  Flowers outer petals medium pink, center blended to pale orange.  Mild fragrance.  23 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  

Height: 30" to 3' (75 to 90cm).  Width: 34" (85cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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 1,904  on  2 Feb 1960   VIEW USPTO PATENT
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.