not so mini, mini

sherryaustin(9b)April 21, 2013

Some years back I was plant buyer for Smith and Hawken. I used to bring in mini roses from a Northern California Nursery that is no longer in business.. Of course, when the box or roses would arrive, I'd have first pick, and had quite a collection at one time... but after 20 years, plant tags have disappeared... This rose has grown beyond what I think of as a mini.. but I have no clue anymore as to what it might be. sigh.

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here's one to give it some scale (wish I could figure out how to post more pictures in one go..) That's Francine Austin being swallowed up on the left.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 1:53AM
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No takers on this one? It seems to be in continual bloom all summer.. a great "little" rose (@6'!)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 8:12PM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)


    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:07AM
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I'm fairly confident that it's a polyantha.. Nice pointed, disease-free foliage... The only prickles are on the undersides of the leaves... and very small..
The flowers are smaller than Bonica.. Maybe only 2" across. No scent to speak of.
Pink Pet is a name that has a vague ring to it.. Wondering if that's what it may be?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 1:55AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Pink Pet seems darker than yours but the form looks right.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 7:20PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

The Fairy? It can get larger than advertised.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 8:31PM
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