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Orange Sunblaze - Miniature Rose

Orange Sunblaze

Miniature. Bred by Meilland in France in 1980.
Use:
 
Container
Color:
 
Vermilion
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
2 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Mediterranian Climates

Comments Orange Sunblaze, now that its patent has expired, is being superceded by Autumn Sunblaze. The new rose is brighter and doesn't fade. That's the story. Photos of Autumn Sunblaze seem to show every bit as much fading as ever. The color of the new rose is not so deep and saturated as this one. And there is an especially fine and rare arrangement to the petals of Orange Sunblaze that is absent its patented successor. Perhaps the imrovements cannot be captured in photographs.

BTW: There's an old saying "believe only half of what you hear." That goes double for people talking about patented and trademarked plants.