My Second Miniature Rose
||‘Golden Beryl’ , Mander 1995
||‘June Laver x ‘Rubies 'n' Pearls’
||In Canada by Select Roses in 1995 and in the USA by the Mini
Rose-Garden in 1997.
||Deep yellow, brushed orange inside of petals, 25 petals, dia. 6
cm, exhibition form.
||Medium, dark green and glossy.
||Above average. It can go at least 1 month without spraying a fungicide
||Average, to zone 5.
|| From 35 to 40 cm tall and 20 - 30 cm across.
||Blooms continuously until the first frost.
||Available in Canada and the U.S.A. See my Nursery
Links for details.
It is a yellow blend whose color depends
on the weather. In cool weather it is a clear yellow but in warmer, sunny
weather, the yellow is brushed
with tinges of orange to orange/red. Medium sized blooms with heavy petal
substance and excellent form. Plant habit is bushy and compact with very
clean, shiny foliage. Not as winter
hardy and mildew resistant as 'Rubies'n'Pearls'. This was the result
of my first experimental crosses with 'June Laver' in 1992-93. When
great potential in this parent combination I went all out and bought
55 more June Laver plants to use as seed parents, all grown in 2 gallon
I took early retirement at age 61 in
order to have more time for hybridizing. I then increased my number of
from a previous annual average of 200 to 300. My primary goal was
trying for a purple/gold bicolor in minis - which, after 10 years of
effort, was still eluding me. I was wondering if 'June
could improve the form of 'Rubies 'n' Pearls' and maybe 'Rubies'n'
Pearls' could add some stem size to 'June Laver'?
Bingo! My idea worked
first success was a rose I introduced as 'Golden Beryl' (MANberyl). It
has good form, vigour and stem size, more so than 'June Laver's but its
form and vigour could still use improvement.
Check out several photos
of 'Golden Beryl' in the Miniature
Gallery. 'Golden Beryl' is available
in Canada and the U.S.A. at a variety of different nurseries.
came the rose which I consider my BEST ever : 'Glowing