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'Rainbow's End ™' rose Description
'Rainbow's End ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Slugger15
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Yellow blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAValife
Exhibition name: Rainbow's End ™
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (1924-1997) (United States, 1984).
Deep yellow, red edges, ages to red .  None / no fragrance.  30 to 36 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, compact, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 1' to 22" (30 to 55cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Breeder's notes:
When grown in full sun the light red on the petals of this rose becomes a dark red, almost completely covering the petals. The flowers first open as a deep yellow, flush with dark red as the flowers open fully and that dark red fades to a pink. The plant usually has all three stages on it at any given time making it look as though there are 3 different roses on the same plant.

(Some people do note a slight fragrance in this rose.)
United States - Patent No: PP 5,482  on  4 Jun 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 556267  on  30 Nov 1983
Inventor: Saville, F. Harmon (Rowley, Massachusetts). Assignee: Nor'East Miniature Roses, Inc. (Rowley, Massachusetts). A new lemon yellow and currant red multi-color miniature rose variety of good exhibition form. Parentage: 'Rise 'N Shine' (USPP004231) x 'Watercolor' (USPP004031).