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Name: Cindi
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May 14, 2013 12:37 PM CST
I bought some good looking mini roses this weekend, and was very excited to see that they all had nametags. I recognized a few of the names, so I thought maybe they were all known varieties. The photos on the tags matched the blossoms on the roses, so I thought maybe I could look them up.
so far, I've only found good data for 2 of them: Starina and Nancy Hall. HMF either didn't have anything, or didn't have the size on the rest.
I'm not particularly concerned about accuracy of registration as I don't intend to show these or anything. I just want to know how big they will get. HMF said Nancy Hall only gets 10" tall, so that's important!
The grower website says 18-24" for all of them. I doubt that generic info is right.
Here's the list:
Cracker Rose Pink
Louis Philippe
Nu Gold
Royal Ruby Morey 1972
Real Pink
Baby Elizabeth

All are definitely minis. They are all 10-12" tall at this point, with beautiful little miniature blossoms. None appear to be micro-minis. Royal Ruby and Cracker Rose Pink appear to be a miniature polyantha type. Does that help?
I'm trying to post photos but my internet connection is too slow today. I'll add them once it is running faster. grrrr Verizon....
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May 14, 2013 1:04 PM CST
I've found that most of the Parade roses found in big boxes/grocery stores only get about a foot tall & 2' across... if you can get them to survive outside! They don't do well outside for me.. they want a LOT more water than I'm willing to give them!
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May 14, 2013 2:40 PM CST


Nu Gold and Royal Ruby are bona fide miniatures rather than mini-floras, so I'm sure their height and spread are 1-2 feet.

Real Pink sounds more like a description than a cultivar name, and so does Baby Elizabeth, which might be a young rooted cutting of Queen Elizabeth.

The Pink Cracker Rose is a found rose and one of the photos on HMF shows it as a hedge. The Louis Philippe is probably the 1834 Guerin china rose, which is notoriously easy to grow from cuttings. Both of these are likely to be 3-5 feet tall and wide unless they're pruned back mercilessly.

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