Poulsen Roser A/S
Mogens N. Olesen, Poulsen Roser A/S, Fredensborg, Denmark
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Variety used for comparison: 'Poulhi012' (Jolanda Hit)
Summary: 'Poulpah025' has very many flower petals while 'Poulhi012' has a few to medium number of petals. 'Poulpah025' has medium to strong sepal extensions while 'Poulhi012' has weak sepal extensions. The outer stamen has a white filament for 'Poulpah025' while it is yellow for 'Poulhi012'.
PLANT: bushy growth habit, medium height, medium to broad width
YOUNG SHOOT: medium anthocyanin colouration, anthocyanin reddish brown to purple
PRICKLES: present, lower side deep concave to concave, absent or very few short prickles, few long prickles
LEAF: medium to large, medium green, weak glossiness on upper side, leaflet flat in cross section with weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium to long, medium width, rounded base
FLOWERING: very few flowers per shoot, medium to late time of flowering, almost continuous flowering
FLOWER PEDICEL: many hairs or prickles
FLOWER BUD: broad ovate shape in longitudinal section
FLOWER: double, very many petals, medium to large diameter, round when viewed from above, flattened convex on upper part in side view, flat on lower part in side view, absent or very weak fragrance, medium to strong sepal extensions, medium petal size
PETAL: inner side grey (RHS 157A-B) at middle and at marginal zone, outer side grey (RHS 157B) at middle and at marginal zone, petal spot absent on inner and outer side, strong reflexing of margin, medium to strong undulation of margin
OUTER STAMEN: white
SEED VESSEL: small to medium
HIP: funnel shaped
Origin & Breeding History: 'Poulpah025' originated from a controlled cross made in 2001 in Fredensborg, Denmark. The female parent was an unnamed seedling and the male parent was the variety 'Kormutric'. Seeds were planted in December 2001 and germinated during the winter and early spring of 2002. 'Poulpah025' was selected in spring 2002 from these resulting seedlings. The objective of the breeding program was to create a new distinct variety with a compact vigourous growth habit that can be propagated on its own roots, near white flower colour, suitability to glasshouse culture year round, resistance to typical rose diseases and very long post harvest flowering characteristics.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Poulpah025' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2004/2561. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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