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Rose Series Yellow - Golden Strike Rose

Golden Strike Rose, also called Sunluck, was invented by Franko Roses New Zealand Ltd. Patent application is filed in 1998 and approved in 2001. The following is from the Patent application:


The following is a detailed description of the new variety, from specimens grown in Watsonville, Calif., in the month of September. The color terminology used is in accordance with The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart (R.H.S.C.C.), and refers to plate numbers in the aforementioned color chart. Phenotypic expression may vary depending on light, environmental and cultural conditions.

1. Flower: Blooms continuous under greenhouse conditions.

A. Bud.--(1) Size: About 4 to 4.5 cm in length; about 2.4 to 3 cm in width. (2) Form: Pointed. (3) Color: When sepals first divede near 9A with slight veining of near 1B at base; near 8A on edges. (4) Sepals: Outside near 146A on edges with near 144A on center; inside near 147B on edges with near 147C in center; inside covered with small hairs; acute elliptical with some leaf pointed ends, some sepals have small leafs protruding from sides; about 4.1 to 5.4 cm in length; sepals cover bud then divide and unfurl. (5) Peduncle: Length: About 7.3 to 8.5 cm. Aspect: Small prickles. Strength: Erect, sturdy. Color: Near 144A. (6) Bracts: None.

B. Bloom.--(1) Size: About 10 to 12 cm in width; about 7 to 7.5 cm in depth. (2) Borne: Singly. (3) Form: High centered at first, very nicely imbricated, petals reflex upon maturity. (4) Petalage: About 29 to 34. (5) Color: (1/3 to 1/2 open): Outer petals -- Top surface near 14B, under surface near 13B. Inner Petals -- Top surface near 14A, under surface near 13A. Base of petals --Near 15A. General tonality from a distance: Golden yellow. (6) Color (fully open): Outer petals--Top surface near 14B, under surface near 13B. Inner petals--Top surface near 14A, under surface near 13A. Base of petals: Near 15B. General tonality from a distance: Golden yellow. (7) Color Change: Fairly constant. General tonality at a distance: Golden yellow.

Petals.--(1) Texture: Thick, smooth. (2) Appearance: Inside soft velvety appearance; outside matte finish. (3) Form: Fan-shaped, rolled under at maturity. (4) Arrangement: Imbricated. (5) Petaloids: Few, 1 to 3. (6) Fragrance: Strong. (7) Lasting quality: On plant about 14 to 16 days, after cutting about 10 to 12 days. (8) Persistence: Drop cleanly.

In China, there is many different kind of Golden Strike Roses. There is minor differences among those roses in color, shape, and the size of bloom. The image above is big bloom. Small bloom Golden Strike Roses has almost perfect shape though the bloom is little small.

Just as other rare colorful roses, Golden Strike Rose also grows in Yunnan Province of China and mainly for exportation.

There is a product of Golden Strike Rose in Annieflower's premium flower catelog:

a042: Eternal Flame

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