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Fiskervaenget 9, 5600
Rosa Eskelund Hansen, Fåborg, Denmark
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38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Evera117'
Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the young shoots of 'Evera126' is weak while that on 'Evera117' is medium to strong. 'Evera126' has predominantly yellowish prickles while 'Evera117' has predominantly reddish prickles. The intensity of green colouration on the upper side of the leaves of 'Evera126' is strong while that on 'Evera117' is medium intensity. 'Evera126' has shorter terminal leaflets than 'Evera117'. The number of petals on 'Evera126' is greater than that on 'Evera117'. 'Evera126' has dense petals while 'Evera117' has loose to medium density petals. The flowers of 'Evera126' are rounded while those of 'Evera117' are irregularly rounded. 'Evera126' has a convex profile on the lower part while 'Evera117' has a concave profile. The reflexing of the petal margin of 'Evera126' is weak to medium while that of 'Evera117' is strong. 'Evera126' has weak to medium undulation of the petals while 'Evera117' has medium undulation. The petals of 'Evera126' are narrower than those of 'Evera117'.
YOUNG SHOOT ANTHOCYANIN: present on new shoots only, weak intensity
PRICKLES: medium number, predominantly yellowish
LEAF: strong intensity of green colouration on upper side, anthocyanin colouration present, absent to very weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: ovate shape, rounded base, acute apex
FLOWERING SHOOT: no flowering laterals
SEPAL: weak extensions
FLOWER BUD: medium ovate in longitudinal section
FLOWER: double, red colour group, red centre, dense petals, rounded, flattened convex profile of upper part, convex profile of lower part, medium fragrance
PETAL: no reflexing one-by-one, round to broad obovate, absent to very weak incisions, weak to medium reflexing of margin, weak undulation, one coloured on inner side, even intensity of colour on inner side, red on inner side, dark purple red on outer side
BASAL SPOT (inner side): small, white with purple red (RHS 57B) margins
OUTER STAMEN: predominantly medium yellow filament
Origin & Breeding History: 'Evera126' originated from a cross conducted in May 2001 in Fåborg, Denmark between two unnamed Rosa hybrid seedlings. The new variety was selected as a single plant by the breeder Rosa Eskelund Hansen in August 2003. Selection of 'Evera126' was based on flower colour, plant growth habit and disease resistance. Asexual reproduction of the new rose by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in August 2003.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Evera126' were conducted in a greenhouse during the summer of 2008 in Beamsville, Ontario. Trials included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Plants were grown from cuttings from Denmark directly stuck into 10 cm pots with 3 cuttings per pot in week 28 and misted for two weeks. The young plants were cut in week 31 and week 34. Plants were spaced in week 35. All plants were grown under greenhouse conditions used for rose production and were treated with growth regulators. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 23, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Evera126' with reference variety 'Evera117'
Terminal leaflet length (cm)
Number of flower petals
Petal width (cm)
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