The "Great-Grandfather" of all my Miniature Roses
This photo shows the Hybrid Tea 'Super Sun' in colour comparison
to the mini 'Amber Star'.
'Super Sun' , HT, my, 1967; flowers maize-yellow; [Piccadilly
sport] Bentley. (As per MODERN ROSES XI)
This Hybrid Tea is not available anywhere in N.America, but in 1999
it was still available in England at L.W. van Geest Farms, Wykeham, Lincolnshire.
This rose gave me all colours of the
rainbow, starting with 'MANpurple'.
I would not call this a medium yellow,
but rather an orange/blend, as it's colours are almost identical to
my 'Amber Star' (Glowing
Amber sport) which was introduced
in the U.S.A. in 2000, 33 years later, and 4 generations after 'Super Sun'.
acquired 'Super Sun' from England in 1971 just for hybridizing purposes.
Sorry, no photo of it yet.
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