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'Starina ®' rose Description
'Starina ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
41 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Miniature.
Registration name: MEIgabi
Exhibition name: Starina ®
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (1920-1987) (France, 1965).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1969 as 'Starina'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Strong fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 1' to 20" (30 to 50 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Shade tolerant.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,646  on  21 Jun 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  13 Aug 1965
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is one of the most highly rated and loved miniatures in America...
Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) says Starina is rated higher by the American Rose Society than any other miniature rose.