"Petite Pink Scotch"

(Pronounced: pea-TEET PINK SCOTCH)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Petite Pink Scotch"

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'Petite Pink Scotch' forms a dense groundcover with distinctive tiny foliage and small double pink flowers that appear for a few weeks in mid-spring.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Petite Pink Scotch' is a found rose that was collected in 1949 at the site of a 1750's plantation in North Carolina by Jackson M. Batchelor.

It is an outstanding groundcover rose with tiny foliage and very small light pink flowers that appear for a few weeks in mid-spring.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

Unknown

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

'Petite Pink Scotch' was found and collected by Jackson M. Batchelor of Willard, North Carolina in 1949.  

DATE:

Unknown [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    3 '           Width:    3 '     to    4 '



'Petite Pink Scotch' is an extremely low and spreading groundcover that rarely attains heights greater than 3'. Its normal habit is to grow downward and outward.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium-green, tiny (1/4" to 3/8"), evergreen, and extremely dense.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:
 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    .50"      to      .50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    25 to 30          

'Petite Pink Scotch' flowers are very small (1/2"), double, cupped, and occur in clusters.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

lp - Light Pink. 'Petite Pink Scotch' blooms open pale pink and rapidly fade to near white.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:  
HIPS:  
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Petite Pink Scotch' will layer naturally everywhere that the tips of the canes contact the ground. It is extremely hardy and tough with no disease susceptibilities, but it is very attractive to spider mites.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Petite Pink Scotch' may be propagated by cuttings or ground layering.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for use as a ground cover

'Petite Pink Scotch' is an excellent groundcover and low hedging rose.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Petite Pink Scotch' was found at the site of a 1750's plantation near Cape Fear, North Carolina in an area that was originally settled by English and Scottish immigrants.

It is believed that this rose may have been brought from Scotland by these original settlers, and thus it was named for its supposed native land.

'Petite Pink Scotch' was given the National Arboretum in 1956 and was subsequently introduced into commerce.

 
REFERENCES:

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 8.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, p. 184.