Poulsen Roser A/S
Mogens N. Olesen, Poulsen Roser A/S, Fredensborg, Denmark
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Variety used for comparison: 'Jenzar'
Summary: 'Poulpar031' has lighter red colour on the inner side of the petal than 'Jenzar'. 'Poulpar031' has a white spot at the base of the inner side of the petal while 'Jenzar' has a yellow spot. 'Poulpar031' has weak reflexing of the petal margin while 'Jenzar' has strong reflexing.
PLANT: bushy growth habit, short to medium height, narrow to medium width
YOUNG SHOOT: medium anthocyanin colouration, anthocyanin reddish brown
PRICKLES: present, lower side deep concave, absent or very few short prickles, few long prickles
LEAF: small to medium in size, dark green, medium glossiness on upper side, leaflet flat in cross section with absent or very weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium length, narrow to medium width, obtuse base
FLOWERING: very few to few flowers per shoot, almost continuous flowering
FLOWER PEDICEL: few to medium hairs or prickles
FLOWER BUD: broad ovate shape in longitudinal section
FLOWER: double, few petals, very small to small diameter, irregularly rounded when viewed from above, flat on upper part in side view, flattened convex on lower part in side view, weak fragrance, medium sepal extensions, small to medium petal size
PETAL: inner side red (RHS 40A to 41A) at middle and at marginal zone, petal spot on inner side white (RHS 155A) and very small to small in size, outer side red (RHS 45C) at middle zone and red (RHS 42A-43A) at marginal zone, petal spot on outer side white (RHS 155A) and small in size, weak reflexing of margin, weak to medium undulation of margin
OUTER STAMEN: yellow
SEED VESSEL: small to medium size
HIP: pitcher shaped
Origin & Breeding History: 'Poulpar031' originated from a controlled cross between two unnamed seedlings, made in 2001 in Fredensborg, Denmark. Seeds were planted in December 2001 and germinated during the winter and early spring of 2002. 'Poulpar031' 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, profusion of orange red flowers, suitability to glasshouse culture year round, resistance to typical rose diseases and very long post harvest flowering characteristics.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Poulpar031' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2004/2566. 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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