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Denomination: 'Poulra028'
Trade name: Sonja Parade
Botanical Name: Rosa
Applicant/Holder: Poulsen Roser A/S
Kratbjerg 332
Breeder: Mogens N. Olesen, Poulsen Roser A/S, Fredensborg, Denmark
Agent in Canada: Miller Thomson Pouliot LLP
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3700
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 4W5
Tel: 514-871-5449
Application Date: 2004-06-23
Application Number: 04-4279
Grant of Rights Date: 2005-10-20
Certificate Number: 2228
Date rights surrendered: 2013-10-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Poulrosit' (Rosita Parade)

Summary: 'Poulra028' has larger, lighter green leaves which are less glossy than those of 'Poulrosit'. The flowers of 'Poulra028' are larger with more, longer petals per flower than those of 'Poulrosit'. Flower colour for 'Poulra028' is yellow with prominent red petal margins while for 'Poulrosit', it is yellow orange with less prominent red petal margins.


'Poulra028' is a miniature rose variety with an upright to bushy growth habit. The leaves are medium green and glossiness of the upper side is absent. There are five leaflets per leaf.

'Poulra028' has an almost continuous flowering period which begins early and lasts from four to six weeks. There is one flower per flowering shoot. The flower bud is ovoid to globular in shape and the sepal extensions are moderate. The very double type flowers of 'Poulra028' are yellow with prominent red petal margins. There are no petal spots at the base of the petals on either the inner or outer side. The margin of the petals is moderately reflexed with no undulation. The colour of the style is yellow green. 'Poulra028' is susceptible to mildew and blackspot

Origin & Breeding History: 'Poulra028' was discovered in 1997 as a mutation on a branch of 'Poulmist (Mistral Palace), a rose variety by the same breeeders. Evaluation of this mutation was conducted in the spring of 1997. Selection of 'Poulra028' was based on its compact, vigorous and uniform growth habit; attractive foliage; yellow flowers with red petal margins and suitability to production from softwood cuttings.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Poulra028' was conducted at Aldershot of Canada Greenhouses located in Burlington, Ontario during the fall of 2003. All plants were cultivated under normal glasshouse conditions for a period of three months. The trial consisted of 15 pots of 10.5 cm pots (four cuttings per pot) of each variety. The pots were spaced 10 to 15 cm from each other. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart and measured characteristics were based on six plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Poulra028' with reference variety 'Poulrosit'

Leaf length (mm)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
mean 74.83 66.00
std. deviation 7.49 6.00

Leaf width (mm)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
mean 45.17 40.33
std. deviation 4.67 3.14

Leaf colour (RHS)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
RHS colour 137A 147A

Flower diameter (mm)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
mean 42.83 34.67
std. deviation 5.04 3.61

Petals per flower

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
number 77 35

Petal length (mm)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
mean 16.67 14.83
std. deviation 0.52 0.75

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
overall 8A with 34A petal margin 13A with N30A petal margin

Colour of outer side of petals (RHS)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
margin 34A N30A
middle 6B 9A
base 6B 9A

Colour of inner side of petals (RHS)

  'Poulra028' 'Poulrosit'
margin 34A N30A
middle 8A 12A
base 8A 12A
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