'Rosenmärchen' rose References
Book (2008) Page(s) 62.
Wilhelm Kordes II, 'Rosenmärchen' (1940) One of the first Floribunda-Roses which were suitable for ground cover due to its floriferousness. In USA in commerce as 'Pinocchio'...Used successfully for breeding by many breeders. ..medium size yellowish pink blooms with up to 30 petals...50 to 70 cm.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 476. Includes photo(s).
Pinocchio ('Rosenmärchen') Cluster-flowered/Floribunda. Kordes (Germany) 1940. National Rose Society Certificate of Merit 1949... The flowers of this variety are very full of petals, are borne in close clusters of up to 20... They open with a salmon-pink base, which as the blooms develop become suffused with yellow and carmine... This was once a prime choice for gardeners, until it passed its genes on to the likes of 'Masquerade' and 'Fashion' and othe popular descendants...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 457.
Floribunda, orange-pink, 1940, ('Rosenmärchen'); 'Eva' x 'Golden Rapture'; Kordes; J&P, 1942. Flowers pink suffused with salmon, edged deeper, double (30 petals), cupped, small (2 in.) blooms in long sprays; fragrant (fruity); foliage leathery; vigorous, bushy growth. Gold Medal, Portland, 1942
Book (1993) Page(s) 158.
('Pinocchio', 'Rosenmärchen') A Floribunda much used in breeding. Kordes (Germany) 1940. ('Eva' x 'Golden Rapture')
Book (1988) Page(s) 22.
(Kordes) Short in growth, with salmony, double-cupped flowers, proved a most potent parent rose, and American breeders reaped an amazing harvest from it.
Book (1988) Page(s) 54.
PINOCCHIO transmitted breadth of petal although it did not appear to have any distinction in this respect phenotypically. It tended to give to its offspring healthy foliage and flowers of regular formation and adequate petalage. It also eemed to give most of its offspring improved lasting quality as cut floers. When noticed this latter fact was stored away for use later when the variety was used to breed greenhouse cut-flower kinds. PINOCCHIO was the result of reported cross of [(ROBIN HOOD, Hybrid Musk X J. C. THORTON, red Hybrid Tea) X GOLDEN RAPTURE, yellow Hybrid Tea)]. ROBIN HOOD was hafl-shrub (showing its Hybrid Musk heritage) with red polyantha-like flowers with limited recurrence but extreme floriferousness for a short period. The two Hybrid Teas, of course, had recurring bloom in the conventional way for that clasifiction. PINOCCHIO was used a great deal by Gene Boerner of Jackson & Perkins Co. in breeding Floribunda varieties for both garden and greenhous cut-flower use. Many award winning Floribundas came from this operation.
Book (1957) Page(s) 90.
Rosenmärchen, 1940, marzipan-pink, blooms very early and long, double, 40cm, container rose
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 48.
Pinocchio 28 chromosomes.
Book (1953) Page(s) 175.
[synonyms] Pinocchio Rosenmarken
Book (1951) Page(s) 45.
By the Editor
As no doubt some of our members are aware, a very unsatisfactory situation with respect to Rose names has arisen within the past few years due to the practice of certain large commercial firms in re-naming Roses of European origin, contrary to and in defiance of "International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature" and its supplementary schedule known as Appendix VII (Nomenclature of Garden Plants).
Valid Name: Rosenmarchen