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Denomination: 'Evera108'
Botanical Name: Rosa
Applicant/Holder: Roses Forever ApS
Fiskervaenget 9, 5600
Breeder: Rosa Eskelund Hansen, Fåborg, Denmark
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-04-06
Application Number: 05-4699
Date Withdrawn: 2009-11-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Evera116'

Summary: The prickles of 'Evera108' are predominantly greenish while those of 'Evera116' are predominantly yellowish. 'Evera108' has shorter leaves than 'Evera116'. The flowers of 'Evera108' have a smaller diameter than those of 'Evera116'. 'Evera108' has sepals with very weak to weak extensions while those of 'Evera116' have weak to medium extensions. The petals of 'Evera108' are shorter than those of 'Evera116'. 'Evera108' is yellow with light yellow to yellow green at the apex on the inner side while 'Evera116' is yellow.


PLANT: miniature
PRICKLES: medium number, predominantly greenish

LEAF: medium green colour on upper side, anthocyanin colouration present, absent to very weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: ovate, obtuse base, acuminate apex

FLOWERING SHOOT: very few flowering laterals, very few flowers per lateral
FLOWER BUD: medium ovate in longitudinal section
SEPAL: very weak to weak extensions
FLOWER: double, yellow colour group, yellow centre, medium density of petals, irregularly rounded, flattened convex profile of upper part, concave profile of lower part, weak spicy fragrance
PETAL: reflex one-by-one, wide obovate, absent to very weak incisions, medium to strong reflexing of margin, weak undulation, one coloured on inner side, colour lighter towards top, yellow with light yellow to yellow green at apex on inner side, yellow (RHS 12A-B) with light yellow (RHS 4D) along middle on outer side
OUTER STAMEN: predominantly medium yellow filament

Origin & Breeding History: 'Evera108' originated from a cross conducted in March, 2002 in Fåborg, Denmark between two unnamed Rosa hybrida seedlings. The new variety was selected as a single plant by the breeder Rosa Eskelund Hansen in June 2003. Selection of 'Evera108' was based on flower colour, flower size and number of flowers. Asexual reproduction of the new rose by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in November 2003.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Evera108' were conducted in a greenhouse during the summer of 2008 in Beamsville, Ontario. Trials included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Plants were grown from cuttings from Denmark directly stuck into 10 cm pots with 3 cuttings per pot in week 28 and misted for two weeks. The young plants were cut in week 31 and week 34. Plants were spaced in week 35. All plants were grown under greenhouse conditions used for rose production and were treated with growth regulators. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 23, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Evera108' with reference variety 'Evera116'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Evera108' 'Evera116'
mean 6.9 7.9
std. deviation 0.23 0.62

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Evera108' 'Evera116'
mean 6.5 7.5
std. deviation 0.55 0.72

Petal length (cm)

  'Evera108' 'Evera116'
mean 2.4 3.6
std. deviation 0.29 0.20

Petal colour (RHS)

  'Evera108' 'Evera116'
inner side 7C-D, 8B fading to 4C-D at apex 7A-B, 12B at apex

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Rose: 'Evera108' (left) with reference variety 'Evera116' (right)

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Rose: 'Evera108' (left) with reference variety 'Evera116' (right)

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