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not so mini, mini

Posted by sherryaustin 9b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 1:49

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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RE: not so mini, mini

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.

RE: not so mini, mini

No takers on this one? It seems to be in continual bloom all summer.. a great "little" rose (@6'!)

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RE: not so mini, mini

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?

RE: not so mini, mini

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 19:20

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

RE: not so mini, mini

The Fairy? It can get larger than advertised.

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