'Tom Thumb' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: Tom Thumb (miniature, deVink, 1936)
Crimson, white center, white undertones. Average diameter 1". Small, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height: 9" (25cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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.
See References and Patent for Jan de Vink's statement of the parentage, which differs from the reported lineage: Rouletti x (Gloria Mundi, unnamed seedling climber, F. J. Grootendorst and/or yellow hybrid tea)