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'Garden Sun' rose Description
'Michka ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
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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).
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: 43" to 6'7" (110 to 200cm).  
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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