'Sarah Juanita'

(Pronounced: SAR-ah wan-KNEE-ta)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Sarah Juanita'

 

'Sarah Juanita'

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'Sarah Juanita' blooms open from high centered tight buds, and the initial color is a rich yellow.

 

'Sarah Juanita'

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The new blooms are open and slightly cupped, revealing dark yellow stamens.

 

'Sarah Juanita'

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As the blooms of 'Sarah Juanita' continue to open, they become nearly flat.

 

'Sarah Juanita'

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As the blooms of 'Sarah Juanita' age, they assume a loosely blown form and the color fades to light yellow.

 

'Sarah Juanita'

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'Sarah Juanita' is a low and very prolifically blooming plant. That makes it ideal for low hedging applications.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Sarah Juanita' is a modern shrub rose with large (3" - 4") , semi-double (15 - 20 petals), moderately fragrant, blooms that open medium yellow, and fade to light yellow as the flowers age.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Ponton

 
CLASS:

S

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Lillian Austin'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

'Baby Love'  

BREEDER:

Ray Ponton  

INTRODUCED:

'Sarah Juanita' was bred by Ray Ponton in 2000.  

DATE:

2000 [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    1 '     to    2 '           Width:    2 '     to    3 '



'Sarah Juanita' is a small bush that reflects its miniature heritage through 'Baby Love'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage of 'Sarah Juanita' is medium-small in size (1"), dark green, and glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

none.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Sarah Juanita' is one of the most constantly blooming roses in our garden. It the first flowers appear in April in the Texas Hill Country, and it blooms prolifically until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      4.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      3           Petal Count:    15 to 20          

'Sarah Juanita' flowers are medium sized (3" - 4"), semi-double, and they form shallow cups. As the flowers age, they assume a loosely blown form.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

my - Medium Yellow. The blooms of 'Sarah Juanita' are medium yellow and they fade to light yellow as the flowers age.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant. 'Sarah Juanita' has a moderate fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Sarah Juanita' is a very care free and easy to grow rose, with no apparent disease problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Sarah Juanita' is readily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Worth growing for ornamental value of hips
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for use as a ground cover
    ** Commercial Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

Ray Ponton, the breeder of this wonderful rose, asked for permission to name it after my wife, Juanita Lawtum Cooper.

Several years ago I wrote a "Lesson About Life" and put it on my web site. I called this little article "Things I Learned About Life From Roses And My Wife", and I described the finest and hardiest rose in the garden of my life.

Ray was touched by this article, and he wanted his new rose to be named for her. So, 'Sarah Juanita' became the offical name of this beautiful rose.

 
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