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'Berries 'n' Cream' rose Description
'Calypso (climber, Poulsen, 1998)' rose photo
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Pink blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: POUlclimb
Exhibition name: Berries 'n' Cream
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1997). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1997).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S as 'Berries 'n' Cream'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1998 as 'Berries 'n' Cream'.
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  
White and pink, stripes.  Strong, apple fragrance.  10 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, climbing, thornless (or almost).  
Height of 6' to 15' (185 to 455 cm).  Width of up to 7' (up to 215 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
United States - Patent No: PP 10,639  on  13 Oct 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 961530  on  30 Oct 1997
Climbing rose plant named Poulclimb
Pernille and Mogens Olesen, Fredensborg, Denmark
... A new plant variety of Climbing rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of irregularly striped deep pink and cream coloration... Parentage: Poulvita x an unnamed, undistributed irregularly striped (flowers are red and white and from 3 to 5 cm in diameter) Miniature seedling... very few prickles... large clusters of flowers... Petal No.: 10-15... Medium-sized flowers 3 to 5 cms in diameter... strong medium length stems (about 18 to about 30 cms)... blooms nearly continuously... a moderate sweet apple-like fragrance... The lighter coloration in the petals is more evident in cooler temperatures... In September in Upland, Calif., blooms on the bush growing outdoors generaly last from about four to five or more days. Cut roses grown outdoors and kept at normal indoor living temperatures generally last from about four to five or more days... Hips are of average length (about 1.7 to about 2 cms.)... above average degree of resistance to powderly mildew, blackspot and rust... Height: 300 to about 350 cms...
Michael at Michael's Premier Roses says the blossom looks like 'Rosa Mundi', but it repeats fast...
Apuldram's Roses says this is one of the new Courtyard Climbers -- it grows only 6 to 8 feet [Apuldram's is in the UK] and is suitable for containers... The flowers are pale pink and carmine, randomly striped and flecked white and carried on large sprays of semi-double blooms...
On January 11, 1996, Jacques Cousteau's ship, Calypso, sank in Singapore Harbor. Cousteau had purchased the Calypso in 1948 to further his explorations.