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'Garden Sun' rose Description
'Michka ®' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MEIvaleir
Exhibition name: Garden Sun
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, circa 1996). Bred by Meilland International (France, before 1998).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 1998 as 'Michka'.
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Yellow, carmine-pink shading. [Apricot blend.].  Mild, citrus fragrance.  Large, semi-double to double, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Climbing.  Glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 43" to 6' 7" (110 to 200 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
United States - Application No: 11/509,692  on  25 Aug 2006
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the 'Meipalsar' variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the pollination of the 'Korwest variety (non-patented in the United States) and the 'Circus' variety (U. S. Pat. No. 1,382). The parentage of the new variety can be summarized as follows:
Meipalsar x (Korwest x Circus)
There are discrepancies in the references as to the breeder. John Nieuwesteeg informs us that he believes it is a Meilland rose.
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