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Pink Pet - China Rose

Pink Pet

China. Bred by Lilley in UK in 1925.
Use:
 
Small Shub, Border
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Pompon
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Small - About 1.5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments The small flowers are pale pink "neat as a button" complete with a neat button eye. They are borne plentifully on a wonderfully shrubby plant that seems immune to disease. This is not a rose for the cutting bed; this is a rose to grow among other perennials and shrubs - looking especially good with soft purple flowers. The flowers are produced in several good flushes per season. It's too bad the flowers are not fragrant, though.

BTW: There is a raging controversy over whether Caldwell Pink and Pink Pet are the same rose. The roses under both monikers are a cool shade of pale pink. They both have small, neat flowers. They both produce them with good regularity. They both are nicely branched and well foliated. And they both thrive in hot, humid climates.