'Baby Love' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Miniature, Patio. Shrublet ™.
Deep yellow. Mild, licorice fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 2". Very large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Small, pointed buds.
Bushy, compact, thornless (or almost). Small, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 18" to 3' (45 to 90 cm). Width of 2' to 39" (60 to 100 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or ground cover. Flowers drop off cleanly. 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).
'Baby Love' represents a breakthrough in rose breeding -- a yellow rose with excellent disease-resistance! As the season progresses, you'll see both flowers and hips on the plant.
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Chromosome count correction by Dr. David Zlesak on December 26, 2017.