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'Bolero' rose Description
'Bolero (climber, Olesen, 1998)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lena El
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White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1998). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1998).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 2000 as 'Bolero'.
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  Courtyard ® Collection.  
Blush, rose-pink stripes, cream stripes.  Flowers blush. Striped, old rose pink color, when fully and creamy white. open. Pink-red filaments.  Moderate, spice, wild rose fragrance.  12 to 14 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Bushy, climbing.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" to 9' 10" (200 to 300 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
USDA zone 7a and warmer.  Can be used for garden or pillar.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.  
United States - Patent No: PP 12,683  on  11 Jun 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Climbing rose plant named 'POULbota'
L. Pernille and Mogens N. Olesen, Fredensborg, Denmark
... blush flowers with colorful stamens... Parentage: 'Morning Jewel' x Unnamed seedling... The pollen parent has dark-red very double flowers... 'POULbota' was selected by the inventors in the spring of 1990 as a single plant from the progeny of aforementioned by hybridization... Flowering habit: almost continuous... Petal count: Semi-double flowers carried in clusters; 12-14 petals... Moderate spicy scent for bloom, but the stipitate hairs on the pedicel when touched give off a strong scent of eucalyptus and cloves... Flowers last from 3 to 4 days on the plant. Not tested as a cut flower. Petals fall cleanly away from plant... Average flower diameter is 70-80 mm when open... Hips: None observed... As a budded field grown plant on Rosa multiflora understock, the average height of the plant is 300 cm... Above average resistance to mildew and black spot, under normal growing conditions in Jackson County, Oregon... 'POULbota' has been found to be resistant to damage from cold in USDA Zone 8 and USDA Zone 7...
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog says Bolero is one of the new Courtyard climbers -- a series in which the apical dominance of the terminal (end) bud has been reduced so that an abundance of lateral buds will form simultaneously. The creamy white, semi-double blooms are tinged with pink in cool weather...