Hybrid Bracteata Rose
Rosa 'Happenstance'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Happenstance
Additional cultivar information:(aka Baby Mermaid)
Hybridized by Buss
Registered or introduced: 1950
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Class:

Miniature

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Bloom Color:

Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:

Single

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Suitable as groundcover

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

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Regional

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

Fairfield, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 18, 2008, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

From HelpMeFind, 'Happenstance' was found by a Mrs. Buss in 1950. In his 2001/2002 Catalog, Peter Beales says 'Baby Mermaid' was brought to the UK from America by Peter Beales.

From Antique Rose Emporium, ‘Happenstance’ is a miniature version of the species rose, ‘Mermaid’. It has lgiht yellow single flowers on a small leafed but compact plant. Lacking the invasiveness of its cousin, ‘Mermaid’ and the fact that it is always so clean, ‘Happenstance’ is a useful plant in any garden.