'BENmagic' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
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Red blend Miniature.Registration name:
BENmagicExhibition name: Kristin
Red and white, red edges. None to mild fragrance. 27 to 30 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost), upright. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 11. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or cut flower. Produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. 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.
This variety displays double white flowers, edged with carmine red. Once the blooms are at their perfect half-open stage, further development is arrested and the blooms last almost forever. Vigorous, compact and upright plant that has deep green, glossy foliage.
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is a bright, cherry red set off against a chalk white reverse. It packs loads of substance for long-lasting cut flowers.
* 1993 AOE Winner! *