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,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 :)