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'Flora Danica' rose Description
'Flora Danica' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: POUlrim
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1989). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1989).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S as 'Flora Danica'.
Hybrid Tea.  Paramount ® Collection.  
Orange and apricot, deep pink outer petals, yellow reverse.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy.  Large, glossy foliage.  
Height of 2' to 35" (60 to 90 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
European Union - Patent No: 306  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950436  on  2 Aug 1995
Holder: Poulsen Roser ApS. Denomination approved: POULRIM.
First commercialisation in EU: February 3, 1994
Expiry of protection on March 1, 2019.
United States - Patent No: PP 12,465  on  19 Mar 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 277236  on  26 Mar 1999
Hybrid tea rose plant named POULrim
L. Pernille and Mogens N. Olesen, Fredensborg, Denmark
... non-fading, apricot/bronze-colored flowers and attractive, disease resistant foliage... originated from a controlled crossing between two unnamed, non-commercial, non-patented seedlings... The seed parent's blooms have no fragrance and are dark bronze in color; whereas `POULrim` has a moderately strong fragrance of fruit with tones of pears, apples, and black tea... The pollen parent is classified as a floribunda rose; whereas, POULrim` is a hybrid tea rose... The color of the pollen parents blooms is amber-yellow... selected in spring, 1989 by the inventors... Size of open bloom: 100 to 120 mm... Petalge: Double, 25-30 petals... The blooms have a duration on the plant of approximately 4 to 6 days... Bloom size: Medium to large for a hybrid tea rose... no hips observed... the average height of the plant itself is 90 cm and the average width is 75 cm... Above average resistance to mildew and rust under normal growing conditions in Jackson County, Oregon... resistant to damage from cold in USDA Zone 8 and USDA Zone 7...
Participated in the 1994 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Flora Danica (known as 'Spellbound' in the UK) has coppery-orange blooms...