Rose (Rosa 'Michel Cholet') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Michel Cholet'
'FOUmich'
'Michelle Cholet'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Miniature
Growth Habit: Short, 1-2 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Betty A. Jacobs, 2000
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6b and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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My Big Adventure in Miniature Rose HybridizingMy Big Adventure in Miniature Rose Hybridizing
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I began my big adventure in miniature rose hybridizing back in the mid-1980s when I had the great fortune to meet Ralph Moore, who lived less than a hundred miles from Bakersfield in Visalia, CA. He was well known as the “father of miniature roses” and was already in his 70s at that time. When I met him it was as if I’d known him all my life. He encouraged me to jump right in and try hybridizing.

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ARS Award Of Excellence, 2001
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 19, 2012 Michel Cholet tree rose
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Posted by Betja (Bakersfield, CA) on Oct 16, 2011 5:41 PM

This miniature rose won the ARS Award of Excellence in 2001. It has a nice apricot color that can be more pink-apricot in cooler weather, and the older flowers do fade to very light apricot. I think it really is at its best as a tree rose, as it seems to have more petals and lots of blooms. It seems quite disease resistant, at least for me in our drier climate.

Betty Jacobs, Bakersfield, CA - Zone 9

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