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'Fascination ™' rose Description
'Fascination ™ (floribunda, Olesen, 1989/95)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of oksana l.
Commercially available
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Orange blend Floribunda.
Registration name: POUlmax
Exhibition name: Canyonlands
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1989). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1989).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S as 'Fredensborg Castle'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Cants of Colchester Ltd. in 1999 as 'Fredensborg Castle'.
Floribunda.  Castle ® Collection.  
Coral-pink to salmon-pink.  Mild fragrance.  Medium bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, compact.  Glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 39" (100 cm).  Width of 26" (65 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
European Union - Patent No: 301  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950431  on  25 Jul 1995
Holder: Poulsen Roser ApS. Denomination approved: POULMAX.
First commercialisation in EU: February 3, 1994
Expiry of protection on March 1, 2019.
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Internal breeder code: 89-8148-1. Participated in the 1994 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Fredensborg Castle is the Danish royal family's summer residence built during the 18th century. The castle was inaugurated on 11 October 1722, Frederick IV's 51st birthday. The word Fredensborg means Palace of Peace. Fredensborg Palace Gardens is one of Denmark's largest and best preserved baroque gardens.

Cants of Colchester say this free flowering variety carries large trusses of up to 8 clear shrimp pink blooms on a stem...

[From A Year of Roses, by Stephen Scanniello, pp. 146-147:] Tree roses, also called standard roses, are often displayed to their best advantage when planted in containers... Tree roses come in heights anywhere from two feet high (most common with miniature roses) to over six feet. There are two forms of standard roses available. One if the common form of a long stem supporting a bushy display of roses, sort of like a large lollipop. The other is a weeping standard, the only style I think worth using.

Tree roses are created by attaching three buds of a rose cultivar to a long straight stem of another rose. The most common stem stock to use is an unnamed rugosa rose variety. Other roses have been used for creating standards, but the rugosa seems to be the strongest, surviving the longest.

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