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'Amber Star' rose Description
'Amber Star (miniature, Mander 1999)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Barry Baker
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: MANstar
Exhibition name: Amber Star
Discovered by Jim Pazdzierski (Canada, 1999).
Introduced by George Mander in 2000 as 'Brittany's Glowing Star'.
Amber - orange, golden-yellow reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 30" (60 to 75cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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) .  
United States - Application No: 20020073450  on  12 Jun 2002
Miniature rose plant
George Mander, Coquitlam, Canada
... blooms of salmon and medium yellow coloration... Breeding: Sport of Glowing Amber... Variety: Manstar... Flower: Average size when fully expanded: 2 inches... Number of petals under normal conditions: 35... As bloom ages: Orange changes to salmon in sunny weather... After three or more days: Salmon becomes lighter and changes towards yellow... high-centered... [Petals] do not drop off cleanly... Fragrance: none... cut flower [lasts in vase] 4 days... Height attained: about 30 inches... Resistance to Disease: Blackspot: good Mildew: good Rust: good... Winter hardness.--Protection is needed below 10 degrees Fahrenheit; mounding canes with soil or mulch should provide the needed protection...
The Mini-Rose Garden says Amber Star is a sport of 'Glowing Amber' with blooms that open amber/orange on the inside with yellow at the base and a golden yellow reverse that becomes pink/cream when fully open... This rose has already been a show winner in the Pacific Northwest...

In an article entitled Discovery in the Rosebanks Newsletter, Jim Pazdzierski writes about discovering a sport in 'Glowing Amber': "I retained all rights in Canada under the registered name of 'Brittany's Glowing Star'. I offered George Mander all international rights, as he was the hybridizer of the parent plant and has a well-established international marketing network in place. Outside of Canada, he registered the rose as 'Amber Star'... I am grateful to those who supported me, especially George Mander."

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