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'Rainbow's End ™' rose Description
'Rainbow's End ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Leslie Davis
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Yellow blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAValife
Exhibition name: Rainbow's End ™
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (1924-1997) (United States, 1984).
Deep yellow, red edges, ages to red .  None / no fragrance.  30 to 36 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, compact, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 22" (30 to 55 cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  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.  
Breeder's notes:
When grown in full sun the light red on the petals of this rose becomes a dark red, almost completely covering the petals. The flowers first open as a deep yellow, flush with dark red as the flowers open fully and that dark red fades to a pink. The plant usually has all three stages on it at any given time making it look as though there are 3 different roses on the same plant.

(Some people do note a slight fragrance in this rose.)
United States - Patent No: PP 5,482  on  4 Jun 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 556267  on  30 Nov 1983
Inventor: Saville, F. Harmon (Rowley, Massachusetts). Assignee: Nor'East Miniature Roses, Inc. (Rowley, Massachusetts). A new lemon yellow and currant red multi-color miniature rose variety of good exhibition form. Parentage: 'Rise 'N Shine' (USPP004231) x 'Watercolor' (USPP004031).