The "Father" of
all my other Miniature Roses
||‘Rubies ’n’ Pearls’ , Mander 1992
||‘Rise ‘n’ Shine’ x ‘MANpurple’ (HT)
||In Canada by Select Roses in 1994 and in the USA in 2001
||Purple/cream bicolor, very attractive with 25 petals, dia. 6.5
cm, eye catching, decorative form.
|| Medium, dark green and glossy.
|| Very good. It can go at least 2 months without spraying a fungicide.
Will get blackspot thereafter.
||Very winter hardy, to zone 4.
||50 - 60 cm tall and 30 - 40 cm across.
||Blooms continuously until the first frost.
||This is my first miniature
rose. See my miniature gallery for several photos. Available
in Canada and the U.S.A. See my Nursery
Links for information.
took me 15 years of trial and error to finally have this miniature inherit
of 'MANpurple'. (See MANpurple photo in the HT
Gallery) This rose has a unique new ruby-purple/cream bicolour.
The ruby colour intensifies to purple with age and sun. Long stems with
great for arrangements. Very vigorous and winter hardy. A must
for those who
collect unusual plants. Very mildew resistant, but it will get
blackspot if not sprayed every 6-8 weeks. Plants will grow 50-60 cm high,
with larger blooms than most minis.
In my first 20 years of hybridizing
I worked with H.T.'s, FL.'s, Cl's, shrubs, and our native Rosa NUTKANA.
Without a greenhouse
all my crosses
were done in the open and a small paper bag was put onto
every cross for about a week.
Encouraged by the success of 'Rubies'n'
Pearls,' I turned my attention to breeding miniature roses. Finding
I could keep my potted miniature
seed parents under my fiberglass back porch during pollination
allowed me to give up the paper bags. It also helped increasing
of takes because of our frequent rain showers during June/July
in some summers.
But, before I really went into hybridizing
minis and now using 'Rubies'n'Pearls' as a seed and/or pollen parent,
about 65 plants of it
and again went to as many shows as possible, here in the
Pacific N.W., exhibiting
'Rubies'n'Pearls'. In 1992 it won three trophies and in
1993 it captured four. I was thrilled with the results. Encouraged
by this success,
I went back to the drawing board and came up with the idea
of using the
mini 'June Laver' and to cross it with 'Rubies'n' Pearls'
in both directions.