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The rose garden at Kayoichou Park, Japan Part III


Here is the final installment covering the roses of Kayoichou Park in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan. This treatment is by no means comprehenisive, rather just representative of the roses to be seen at the garden. To see other roses at the park, check these links: Part I and Part II of the many roses at Kayoichou Park.

 

 

 

 

 

So, here is the final set of roses for you to feast your eyes on. Enjoy!

 

Rosa Sarabande

Rosa 'Sarabande' (Meilland, 1957)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: semi-double
Size: 6-8 cm
Fragrance: mild
Color: orange-red with yellow stamens
Parentage: Cocorico x Moulin Rouge
Comments: A lovely, trailing rose great for training as a climber, etc. It has many large clusters of shocking crimson cupped flowers throughout the warm season. Best in USDA zone 6b and higher.

 

Rosa My Granny

Rosa 'My Granny' (Olesen, 1983)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: old fashioned rossette
Size: 5-7 cm
Fragrance: little to mild
Color: medium pink
Parentage: Seedling x The Fairy
Comments: Here’s a neat, small flowered rose with clusters of old fashioned rossette blooms that flower continuously throughout the season. Said to be disease resistant and shade tolerant. It is both cold and heat tolerant as well, growing from USDA zones 5b-9b.

 

Rosa Diadem

Rosa 'Diadem' (Tantau, 1986)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: double
Size: 6-8 cm
Fragrance: mild
Color: pink
Comments: A beautiful continously flowering rose with generous clusters of smaller blooms. Upright grower to 150 cm tall. Cold and heat tolerant, USDA zones 5b-9b.

 

Rosa Edelweiss

Rosa 'Edelweiss' (Poulsen, 1969)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: double
Size: 6-9 cm
Fragrance: mild
Color: White to near white
Parentage: Pernille Poulsen x White Jewel
Comments: Nice bush rose with white to nearly white double blooms. Flowers can have a pink or pearl case. Flowering is continous and blooms are born in generous clusters. Also known as R. ‘Snowline’.

 

Rosa News

Rosa 'News' (LeGrice, 1968)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: single to semi-double
Size: 8-10 cm
Fragrance: moderate
Color: Opening hot pink and fading to mauve with yellow stamens
Parentage: Lilac Charm x Tuscany Superb
Comments: Shrub up to just over a meter tall with clusters of large flowers flushing throughout the season. Flower color is unique, opening hot pink and fading to mauve, creating a distinct two toned quality to the individual blooms. Stamen color is yellow. Hardy to USDA zone 6b.

 

Rosa President L. Senghor

Rosa 'President L. Senghor' (Meilland, 1979)

Type: hybrid tea
Flower characteristics: double with cupped form
Size: 10-12+ cm
Fragrance: moderate
Color: deep red
Parentage: seed: [(Scarlet Knight x Samourai) x (Crimson Wave x Imperator)] x (Pharaoh x Pharaoh); pollen: Pharaoh x Pahraoh
Comments: Large flowered, deep red hybrid tea rose blooming prolifically throughout the season. The cupped flowers have a lovely velvety texture when freshly open. Not terribly cold tolerant though, hardy to USDA zone 7b and higher. Named after the first president of Senegal, Léopold Sédar Senghor.

 

Rosa English Miss

Rosa 'English Miss' (Cants of Colchester, 1977)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: double, camellia-shaped
Size: 8-10 cm
Fragrance: strong, spicy
Color: coral pink to blushed
Parentage: Dearest x The Optimist
Comments: A gorgeous double flowered pink rose with darker coral pink accents that gives the overall impression of a camellia flower. A repeat bloomer, flowering in clusters. A fairly compact grower – only up to about 80 cm tall. Said to be disease resistant. Hardy to USDA zone 5b.

 

Rosa Princess Michiko

Rosa 'Princess Michiko' (Dickson, 1966)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: semi-double to double
Size: 7-9 cm
Fragrance: mild
Color: orange blend with yellow eye
Parentage: Circus x Spartan
Comments: Beautiful clusters of brillant orange blooms with a yellow eye grace this shrubby rose. Though mostly disease resistant, it is susceptible to black spot. It is fairly rare in cultivation these days except in Japan, perhaps due to the fact it is named after Empress Michiko. Prolific repeat bloomer in generous clusters. Cold hardiness to at least USDA zone 6b.

 

Rosa Strawberry Ice

Rosa 'Strawberry Ice' (Delbard, 1973)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: double
Size: 7-9 cm
Fragrance: none
Color: White blend with pink edges
Parentage: seed: (Goldilocks x Virgo) x (Orange Triumph x Yvonne Rabier); pollen: Fashion
Comments: A really stunning rose with crystal white flowers edged in pink. The flower clusters are small, but full, giving a stunning show. Great as a standard. A repeat bloomer that should be cold hardy to USDA zone 6b. Also known as R. ‘Bordure Rose’.

 

Rosa Trumpeter

Rosa 'Trumpeter' (McGredy, 1977)

Type: floribunda
Flower characteristics: double
Size: 6-8 cm
Fragrance: mild
Color: orange to scarlet
Parentage: (Hamburger Phoenix x Danse du Feu) x [Evelyn Fison x (R. macrophylla x Tantau's Triumph)]
Comments: Another eye popping orange/red rose with generous clusters of blooms throughout the season. A fairly stout shrub to only 90 cm tall, and said to be disease-free and vigorous. A favorite for those looking for a hardy orange rose. Cold hardy to USDA zone 6b.

 

Rosa Youki Sou

Rosa 'Youki San' (Meilland, 1965)

Type: hybrid tea
Flower characteristics: double
Size: 8-10 cm
Fragrance: strong
Color: White with gold and red stamens
Parentage: Lady Sylvia x White Knight
Comments: Here’s a rare, large flowered white hybrid tea rose, that is also a repeat bloomer. Unfortunately it is prone to black spot and mildew, and isn’t very cold hardy – USDA zone 7b and higher. Possibly better for drier climates but seems to do OK in southern Japan (a wet climate).

 

Rosa Rosenreigen

Rosa 'Rosenreigen' (Olesen, 1991)

Type: hybrid musk/rambler
Flower characteristics: single to semi-double
Size: 4-5 cm
Fragrance: slight
Color: light pink with hints of cream
Comments: A prolific, low growing hybrid musk rose with a rambling habit and a repeat bloomer. Also, disease resistant and quite cold hardy, to USDA zone 5. Though bred by Olesen, it was introduced by Poulsen.

Though the garden has many more rose varieties, I think this is a good representation of what can be seen there in the spring. In future articles I hope to expand this treatment.

 

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