Yellow Bantam, Bred by Ralph Moore, California 1960
Again we find Ralph's most important seed parent 0-47-19 used as the seed parent with a light pink Miniature serving as the pollen parent. Many fine and highly varied roses have come out of 0-47-19, which is a vigorous Rambler of massive proportions. It's hard to imagine that such a small rose as 'Yellow Bantam' could have resulted! It is very tiny in its leaves and blooms, and rarely exceeds 12 inches in height. The buds open butter yellow and fade fairly quickly to cream-white. The bloom form is wonderful from bud to petal drop. The bonus is that it has a definite "Lily of the Valley" fragrance! This is still well worth growing and is a great addition to a collection of Micro-minis.
merit rating: NA
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