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'Ravel' rose Description
'Ravel (hybrid tea, Steenks 1994)' rose photo
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Ravel
Discovered by J.E. Steenks (Netherlands, before 1992).
Introduced in Netherlands by De Ruiter's Nieuwe Rozen B.V. in 1994 as 'Ravel'.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Deep pink.  None to mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, ovoid buds.  
3 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 5' 11" (180 cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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 8,632  on  8 Mar 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 999605  on  31 Dec 1992
Inventor: J.E. Steenks (Baarlo, NL). Assignee: De Ruiter's Nieuwe Rozen B.V. (Hazerswoude, NL)... discovered as a natural whole plant mutation in a controlled planting of the variety known as RUIdriko (USPP007362)... dark pink flowers...
28 December 1937, composer Maurice Ravel died in Paris.