poly·​an·​tha | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈan(t)-thə How to pronounce polyantha (audio) \

Definition of polyantha

: any of numerous dwarf hybrid roses characterized by many large clusters of small flowers

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Recent Examples on the Web Modern repeat-flowering rose groups like polyantha roses, floribunda roses, landscape roses and miniature roses are also pruned in late summer. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Shape up your roses now so they'll be ready with healthy, new blooms in the fall," 19 Aug. 2020 Other types of repeat-flowering roses, such as China, tea, noisette, Bourbon, polyantha, floribunda, landscape and miniature roses, also should be pruned now. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to properly prune roses," 27 Jan. 2018 Other red roses to consider for your garden are the floribundas Lavaglut and Trumpeter; the shrub rose, Home Run; Wing-Ding, an engine-red polyantha, and Cooper, a 2016 medium red miniflora. Rita Perwich, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Roses for the Fourth: red, white ... and striped!," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of polyantha

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyantha

New Latin, from Greek polyanthos blooming

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The first known use of polyantha was in 1889

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“Polyantha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyantha. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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