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"Cardinal Californica" rose Description
'49-03-01' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
Believed extinct or lost
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
Pink blend Shrub.
Bred by Paul Barden (United States).
Pink blend, white reverse.  Strong, cinnamon, musk fragrance.  8 to 12 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small to medium, cluster-flowered, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Bushy, well-branched.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  

Height: 4' (120cm).  Width: 5" (13cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very mildew resistant.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly or not at all.  
Breeder's notes:
This is a strange seedling that combines a dark purple-crimson Harkness shrub, a butter yellow Miniature (a 'Golden Glow' seedling) and the species R. californica. It has bluish green matte foliage that does not mildew at all, a very well-articulated branching habit and clusters of buds that smell like Pine when handled! The open blooms have the same peculiar Cinnamon fragrance that the seed parent has, the petals are pink on top and white on the reverse. This rose is being used in breeding and is unlikely to be released commercially.

February 2012: This selection failed in testing because of its poor disease resistance. It has been discarded for that reason.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
This rose was culled by the breeder. See COMMENTS
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