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'Polka ™' rose Description
'Polka ™ (climber, Mouchotte/Meilland, 1991)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mari J.A.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
138 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MEItosier
Exhibition name: Polka ™
Origin:
Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, before 1991).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1991 as 'Polka'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1991 as 'Polka'.
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  Renaissance ® Collection, Romantica ™.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Mild to strong, old rose fragrance.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 47" to 12' (120 to 365 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1994/207  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,233  on  8 Aug 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  28 Sep 1994
Notes:
Treloar Roses says Twilight Glow has large double blooms of a rich creamy apricot which are scalloped in an 'old world' style...