'Angel Wings' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Simon Voorwinde
Hybrid Multiflora, Polyantha.
White. 5 petals. Average diameter 1.25". Small, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Small buds.
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact. Small, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.
Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
"Angel Wings" is a 'pet name' I use for this little rose. It is not registered as such.
I wasn't going to make an HMF listing for this rose, and have put it off for three years. I've decided to list it now because I'm using it in breeding and it has turned out to be such a terrific and beautiful little rose. I haven't listed the full size yet as it still seems to be building but suspect it will top out at about 50cm tall and wide.
Source of the seed... Ebay!!!! Bought as 'Angel Rose' seeds from packaged seed.
Probably a multiflora nana type seedling. Multiflora influence in the leaves is clear. Very tough seedling. Makes a great garden plant and is a blooming machine, flowering from early spring right through the season and into winter.
It has proven difficult to breed with. It's pollen works very well on most things but it is very choosey about which pollen it accepts. Strangely, it sets an enormous crop of OP hips. Germination of OP seeds seems to indicate it is out-crossing as seedlings have closely resembled a mix between it and 'Immensee' (same shaped leaves but thick, shiny, and waxy, like that of wichurana with long lax growth and once-flowering), which is growing next to it.
As might be expected, cuttings strike quickly and easily. It might actually be a good understock for miniature roses.
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