RoseFile Database

Jean Kenneally - Miniature Rose

Jean Kenneally

Miniature. Bred by Bennett in USA (West) in 1984.
Use:
 
Exhibition
Color:
 
Pale Apricot
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 11
Height & Width:
 
3 x 3
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Pale apricot high centered buds are produced generously and with good regularity on a large plant. It's a good mini for exhibitions; but it is, arguably, much overrated. At one point Jean Kenneally had the highest ARS rating in the world. As Bob Bauer puts it "It has great form, blooms a lot and is extremely vigorous... but it is susceptible to powdery mildew... It's worth growing; but the best rose in the world? Not by a long shot."