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'The Petite Knock Out Rose' Description
'Zepeti ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Huyustus
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
2 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2016).
Introduced in France by Meilland Richardier in 2019 as 'Zepeti'.
Class:
Miniature, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Red.  None / no fragrance.  9 to 13 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Wide oval buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green, dense, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 14" (up to 35cm).  Width: up to 14" (up to 35cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for ground cover.  
Patents:
Canada - Patent No: 6553  on  11 Feb 2022
Application No: 19-9996  on  4 Sep 2019
Breeder: Alain Meilland, Meilland International, Le Luc en Provence, France
The variety 'Meibenbino' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, Alain Antoine Meilland, of Meilland International S.A., in Le Cannet des Maures, France. The cross was made in June 2011, between the female parent, an unnamed proprietary seedling derived from the cross between 'Meipaonia' and an unnamed seedling, and the male parent variety 'Radtko'.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 30,811  on  20 Aug 2019   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 15/932,925  on  23 May 2018
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of a cross of the `MEIPAONIA` variety (non-patented in the United States) and an `UNNAMED SEEDLING` variety. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `RADTKO` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,202).
 
United States - Application No: 20190380294  on  19 Aug 2019
Application for the Utility Patent
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Source: Zepeti Christened June 11, 2019.
Star roses states: The Petite Knock Out® Rose ('Meibenbino’ PP 30,811) will be the first rose covered by a U.S. Utility Patent, which protects the introducer by restricting any party from hybridizing with it. Whereas a standard plant patent restricts propagation, a utility patent restricts much more. Breeding, propagation, reproduction from or development of this variety is strictly prohibited with a utility patent.

Chromosomes counted by David Zlesak, December 13, 2020