A Sport of 'Glowing Amber'
||‘Amber Star’, Mander 1999
‘Brittany’s Glowing Star’ in Canada only
|| Sport of ‘Glowing Amber’
|| In Canada by Select Roses in 2000 and
in the USA by the Mini Rose-Garden in 2000.
||Amber orange/golden yellow bicolor, 35 petals, dia. 6 cm, very
good exhibition form.
||Medium, medium green and semi glossy.
||Above average. It can go at least 1 month
without spraying a fungicide.
||Average, to zone 5.
||Very vigorous, from 50-60 cm tall and 30-40 cm across on the west
coast. Reports from California put it up to 90 cm tall (3 feet) and
45-60 cm across.
||Blooms continuously until the first frost.
||Available in Canada and the U.S.A. See my Nursery
Links for details.
This rose has all the characteristics of 'Glowing
Amber' and only the color has changed. In cool and cloudy weather and
in the greenhouse,
open amber/orange on the inside with yellow at the base and a golden
yellow reverse that becomes pink/cream when fully open. In hot and sunny
weather the amber/orange becomes more of a salmon/yellow.
This is the sport of 'Glowing Amber' which I referred to
under 'Super Sun', which in turn is a sport of 'Piccadilly', HT,rb,
The most interesting part of this story is that 'Piccadilly',
5 generations back, has the identical bicolors of 'Glowing Amber.'
Let us now go back 40 years and 5 generations from Amber Star (Min,
# 1 - Glowing Amber (Min, 1996)
# 2 - Rubies 'n' Pearls (Min, 1992)
# 3 - MANpurple (HT, 1991)
# 4 - Super Sun (HT, 1967)
# 5 - Piccadilly (HT, 1960)
For a more detailed
story about 'Amber Star' see article : A
New Sport Star on the articles page.