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PlantFiles: China-Bengale, Miniature Rose
Rosa chinensis 'Rouletii'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Rouletii
Additional cultivar information: (aka Centifolia Nana, Dwarf Pink China, Minima)
Hybridized by Roulet; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1917

Synonym:Rosa rouletii
Synonym:Rosa chinensis

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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 pink (lp)
Medium pink (mp)
Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
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Other Details:
Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MyHiraeth On Oct 2, 2006, MyHiraeth from Lisbon
Portugal (Zone 10a) wrote:

Oh yes! Beautiful buds, lovely tiny leaves and very easy to bring up into a nice shape!

It is one of the sturdiest plants I ever had.. very resistant even in extreme conditions, such as baking hot sun, wind, rain (downpours!) and cold. If mine get a bit "under the weather" looking, I prune them back a bit (or a lot if I have to) and there they are, back in shape in no time!

Extremely decorative!

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