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'Baby Boomer' rose Description
'Baby Boomer (miniature, Benardella 1997)' rose photo
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Medium pink Miniature.
Registration name: BENminn
Exhibition name: Baby Boomer
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, circa 1997).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2003 as 'Baby Boomer'.
Pink.  None to mild fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy, spreading, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease.  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).  
United States - Patent No: PP 14,894  on  8 Jun 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/373,984  on  25 Feb 2003
The delicate looking blooms of this variety grow delicately and in clusters on long cutting stems, making these roses a great display as cut flowers. Decked out in deep green, semi-glossy foliage, this vigorous plant is a real cool addition to your mini bed or perennial border. It blooms abundantly and continuously throughout the season and is a must have for your garden.