China, Bengale, Polyantha Rose 'Pink Pet'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Pet
Additional cultivar information:(Earth Kind Rose; aka Caldwell Pink)
Hybridized by Lilley
Registered or introduced: 1928
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



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Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

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

Queen Creek, Arizona

Groveland, Florida

Palmyra, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)

Summit, Mississippi

Columbia, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Belton, Texas

Garland, Texas

Kurten, Texas

Needville, Texas

Ponder, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Tomball, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 6, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The pictures I find suggest that this flower is pink, but it's really more lavender than pink.

Flowers are small, very full, and occur in clusters. This was originally classified as a polyantha, but now the ARS considers it a china rose. It's generally considered hardy to Z5a.

Very tough, disease-resistant, vigorous, floriferous. This is an Earth-Kind rose.


On Oct 19, 2011, nel5397 from Groveland, FL wrote:

this rose holds up to the hottest weather and doesn' t get any leaf spot.


On Mar 2, 2011, HolyChickin from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

I got this one about 4 months ago as a freebee from Rogue Valley Roses. It is SUPER CUTE! Best freebee I ever got!

It is a bit slow in growing but it may not be getting enough sun. Once I get my garden in order, hopefully it will change. The blooms remind me of a Gallica but since it is a mini, takes up a very small space. It has only bloomed a handful of times for me since I got it... but when it does PUH POW!

Haven't had much problem with blackspot but I apply Neem regularly. Seems to be doing the job at keeping it healthy. ;) I gotta say out of all my minis, it is a very hardly little rose!