Hi, Bred by Eugene Strawn, year unknown.
From Kim Rupert, "Several years ago, I purchased a micro I had not heard of, called 'HI'. It is very much the sister to 'SI' in scale, only its flowers are single. They are blush-pink to white and encircle bright yellow stamen and pollen. The plant stays bushy and dwarf and literally covers itself with these tiny daisy-like blooms. It is unregistered and no one had been able to shed any light on its origins, but it fits in beautifully with these wee ones. I had originally theorized that it might have been of Japanese breeding as the word 'hi' in Japanese and the Spanish word "si" both mean "yes". I thought, if this were the case, it was an interesting pun. Once the original article appeared, Laurie Chaffin of Pixie Treasures Miniature Roses in Yorba Linda, California, called the editor of the newsletter it had appeared in and offered this explanation: Gene Strawn, the creator of several award winning miniature roses such as 'PINK PETTICOAT', had raised this little rose. Not thinking it would be of any real commercial value, he gave it to Laurie's mother, Dorothy Cralle, who loves single roses. It seems that every morning when Mrs. Cralle rounded the corner of the table the little roses occupied, she would say 'Hi' to them. Hence the rose was named."
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