Grandiflora Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose 'Mint Julep'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mint Julep
Additional cultivar information:(PP5705, aka Emerald Mist, AROgresh)
Hybridized by Christensen
Registered or introduced: 1983
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Hybrid Tea


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Light yellow (ly)

Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly


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Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grand Bay, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama

Fresno, California

San Marino, California

Purdon, Texas

Fall City, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 6, 2013, blackwindsor from Ballarat,
Australia wrote:

I too have a strong desire to own this plant but it seems no-one in Australia has it Why is it not being sold worldwide everyone I show this plants image to wants one anyone know the story surrounding the propogation of this rose by mr christenson I am most intrigued as to why the selling process has stalled anyone with this rose growing please contact me my email is [email protected],Cheers blackwindsor.


On Jun 22, 2012, pmay999 from Fall City, WA wrote:

Hello all! I raised this rose for 6 yrs. We had a really cold winter one year, for Western Wash. and it froze. It did try to grow back, but never bloomed :( It was amazingly beautiful the years I had it and I am very passionate about this rose and in finding it again. I did receive a Mint Julep band through "Vintage Gardens", but it is not really growing or getting any blooms, therefore I am desperate to find another Mint Julep. If anyone has this Rose for sale or any contacts, I would be so grateful for any help anyone has to give! In advance, I thank you for your time :)