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'Baby Love' rose Description
'Baby Love (miniature, Scrivens 1992)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Lee
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
Origin:
Bred by Len Scrivens (United Kingdom, 1992).
Introduced in United States by Heirloom Roses, Inc. (USA) as 'Baby Love'.
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  Shrublet ™.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
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).  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
'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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