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'Glowing Amber ™' rose Description
'Glowing Amber ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ian Saxton
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: MANglow
Origin:
Bred by George Mander (Canada, 1996).
Introduced in Canada by Select Roses in 1996 as 'Glowing Amber'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Red and yellow, yellow reverse.  Mild fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  Width of 15" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  drought resistant.  flowers drop off cleanly.  heat tolerant.  requires full sun for best color.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, very mildew resistant, very rust resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Can be grown as a climber in mild climates.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  Cut back one-half every other year.  Feed this rose well.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove spent blooms only.  
Breeder's notes:
"Comments about the FIRST photo ever taken of 'Glowing Amber'" : It got moved way back onto the second page after many more images were added by "others".

NOTE ADDED ! Dec. 2006 --- It was the second photo in line many years ago, but in the meantime many more photos were added by myself and by others. I must also add, that I am disappointed by the quality of photos uploaded by some individuals .

I and many of my friends were very exited by the form and colour of the bloom that I made dozens of new own root plants in the first year. My efforts paid off, as in the following year I won nine (9) trophies here in the Pac. N.W. rose shows. On one weekend alone 'Glowing Amber' won 5 trophies including two QUEENS !

'Glowing Amber' is my BEST rose ever in 38 years of hybridizing.
In 2002 it ranked # 8 in the minis and in 2003 it has made it to # 4 !!! as per the latest report in the ARS "Rose Exhibitor's Forum" WINTER 2003/4
edited by Bob Martin.

'Glowing Amber' is available at many nurseries in Canada, USA & one in England.
..............................ADDED NOTE : MARCH 2004 about winter hardiness !!! After a few cold nights in Jan. down to about 10 above F. (appr. 12 to 14 minus C.) without any winter protection, I found that it's hardiness is above average with very little frost damage. ............
ONE MORE INTERESTING OBSERVATION : A rose friend in California (where it does not rain very much) recently wrote to me "I have just discovered that 'Glowing Amber' does not mind the rain like a DUCK IN THE WATER"!!!

..............Another report for this rose from Mack Stephenson of NM. :
Incidentally, it's been a long time since I planted Glowing Amber in the same hole with 3 other blasters--all of which Glowing Amber shamed from the getgo--and now there's just Glowing Amber and the last struggling green of Rainbow's. The last two years have been torturous around here...

..... Here another report by Dr. John Dickman of the American Rose Society :
I agree with you about the quality of 'Glowing Amber.' We have several plants and they make a beautiful mini box - looks like the flames on a range top of a stove whose air adjustment replaces the blue gas flame with a red, yellow, orange flame, which might indicate incomplete combustion but the beauty is outstanding.
Notes:
Comments about the "FIRST" photo ever taken of 'Glowing Amber'. It has now moved to the second set (page) of photos as so many more were added over the years.

I and many of my friends were very exited by the form and colour of the bloom that I made dozens of new own root plants in the first year. My efforts paid off, as in the following year I won nine (9) trophies here in the Pac. N.W. rose shows. On one weekend alone 'Glowing Amber' won 5 trophies including two QUEENS !

EXCERPT FROM PAUL BARDEN'S ‘Glowing Amber’ review on his web site
"Old Garden Roses and Beyond" with lots of other information : http://www.rdrop.com/%7Epaul/

.......................................I'm not a big fan of roses grown for cut flowers, but whenever I get a big flush of bloom on my 'Glowing Amber's, I inevitably cut a dozen to place on my desk, and they are truly living jewels when displayed in a small vase.

This is a very easy rose to grow, and it has excellent vigor when grown in either a greenhouse or in the garden. Disease resistance is also very good, but like all Miniatures it will benefit from fungicides during wet weather in order to keep away Blackspot. I find that the more you feed this rose, the more growth and bloom you will get; it appreciates regular balanced feedings and will reward you with loads of these rich two-toned blooms.

No matter how you wish to use this rose, either for exhibition or just to brighten up a pot on the patio or the front of the border, you can't beat this gem. A number of nurseries are now carrying 'Glowing Amber', fortunately, so its not as difficult to find as it was a few years ago.
----- ARS merit rating: 8.0
Personal merit rating: 9.0 -----

Glowing Amber was inducted into the Miniature and Miniflora Rose Hall of Fame. at the ARS general meeting in June 2015.
 
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