Glowing Amber, Bred by George Mander, 1996.
Breeding: 'June Laver' X 'Rubies 'N' Pearls'.
Wow, what a rose this is! Bred by amateur hybridizer George Mander of Coquitlam, B.C., this rose has slowly gained a serious following since its introduction in 1996. In January of 2003, it was rated as #10 on a list of the top exhibition Miniatures, and deservedly so. I'm not a big fan of roses grown for cut flowers, but whenever I get a big flush of bloom on my 'Glowing Amber's, I inevitably cut a dozen to place on my desk, and they are truly living jewels when displayed in a small vase.
This is a very easy rose to grow, and it has excellent vigor when grown in either a greenhouse or in the garden. Disease resistance is also very good, but like all Miniatures it will benefit from fungicides during wet weather in order to keep away Blackspot. I find that the more you feed this rose, the more growth and bloom you will get; it appreciates regular balanced feedings and will reward you with loads of these rich two-toned blooms.
No matter how you wish to use this rose, either for exhibition or just to brighten up a pot on the patio or the front of the border, you can't beat this gem. A number of nurseries are now carrying 'Glowing Amber', fortunately, so its not as difficult to find as it was a few years ago.
merit rating: 8.0
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