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PlantFiles: Miniature Rose
Rosa 'Rainbow's End'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rainbow's End
Additional cultivar information: (PP5482, aka SAValife, Rainbow's End)
Hybridized by Saville; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Bloom Color:
Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Apr 21, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5482 has expired
Neutral berrygirl On Mar 9, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

There are 2 versions of this rose: one is a climber and one is not. Both are minis, however.

Positive DrDoolotz On May 26, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

Just started growing this rose but it is very pretty for it's first season. It is a climber and mine is still young so not climbing much yet. The flowers have a delicate scent. So far it is growing well and it did not lose any leaves when I planted it, unlike some others I have planted.

Neutral Paulwhwest On May 26, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the following awards:

Award of Excellence for Miniature Roses in 1986
Best Miniature Yellow in 1999
Miniature (One Spray) three times from 1999-2001
Miniature (Three Blooms/Three Varieties) in 2000
Miniature Court (ARS) eighteen times from 1999-2001
Miniature King of Show (ARS) four times form 1999-2001
Miniature Princess of Show (ARS) four times 1999-2000
Miniature Queen of Show (ARS) in 2001

Seed: Rise 'n' Shine
Pollen: Watercolor


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

Chandler, Arizona
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Urbandale, Iowa
Rowlett, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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