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'Patron' rose Description
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Dark red Mini-Flora.
Registration name: Benred
Exhibition name: Patron
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, before 2009).
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Patron'.
Dark red.  None to mild, sweet fragrance.  13 to 26 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 22" to 3' (55 to 90cm).  Width: 22" to 30" (55 to 75cm).
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  
United States - Patent No: PP 23,861  on  3 Sep 2013   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/199,433  on  30 Aug 2011
Inventors: Benardella; Frank (Millstone Township, NJ)
This new variety is a single seedling developed by Frank A. Benardella under controlled conditions in a greenhouse in Millstone Township (formerly Englishtown), N.J. by crossing the following two rose plants: The seed parent is a dark red miniature rose, `BENmjul` (U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/035,940, filed Dec. 21, 2001, abandoned). The pollen parent is a red hybrid tea, `JACecond` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 1,139). [correct: USPP 11,139]
...Following is a detailed description in outline form, pertaining specifically to this new and distinct variety of rose plant as observed on plants less than 2 years old in outside conditions in Ipswich, Mass.