Rose (Rosa 'Honest Abe') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Honest Abe'
'AROn'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Rebloom: Good
Class: Moss
Growth Habit: Short, 1-2 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Jack E. Christensen, 1978
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 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: 2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

mini rose- 'Honest Abe'

Photo gallery:
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2015-04-22mini rose- 'Honest Abe'
By Henhouse
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2015-10-15Mini (Abe Lincoln-Honest Abe?)
By Henhouse
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Great article on the subject of shovel pruning--I need to remember this! by Mustbnuts Dec 13, 2019 1:50 AM 14
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Heirloom Roses by Ray_Gun Mar 10, 2019 1:44 PM 47
December 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 31, 2016 6:16 AM 171
Fragrance: Can you smell the roses? by csandt Sep 2, 2019 12:44 AM 26
another Big Box deception by Calsurf73 Jan 8, 2016 7:57 PM 11
New home and new gardens! by Mike Nov 30, 2014 8:55 AM 69
My First Rose Bloom! Yay! by Skiekitty Jun 7, 2011 1:38 PM 10

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