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'Siskin Hit ®' rose Description
'Baby Grand' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: POUlit
Exhibition name: Baby Grand
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, before 1992). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, before 1992).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1994 as 'Baby Grand'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1995 as 'Baby Grand'.
Miniature, Patio.  
Pink.  None to mild, apple fragrance.  25 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact, few or no prickles/thorns, rounded.  Small, matte, medium green foliage.  

Height: 10" to 18" (25 to 45cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
United States - Patent No: PP 9,419  on  9 Jan 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/367,812  on  3 Jan 1995
Michael at Michael's Premier Roses says this is the first miniature to look like an old garden rose...
Justice Miniature Roses says this vibrant pink rose is essentially a scale model of a centifolia. The open bloom is quartered and could pass for something bred in the last millenium... disease-resistance, bloom production and hardiness are unexcelled...

[One of the roses in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.]