Rosa ‘Silver Anniversary’
Family : Rosaceae
Class : Hybrid Tea
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Ignacio Barrionuevo
‘Silver Anniversary’, also known as ‘Heather’, is a Hybrid Tea born in 1990 in the USA by Jack E. Christensen and commercialized by Jackson & Perkins Co.
Its large flowers, 12 cm in diameter, have an intense scent that reminds of the Damask Rose ( Rosa × damascena ) as usual among the mauve-tinted varieties.
Its flowers carry around 30 petals, sometimes with white streaks, topping a 60 cm stem, thus being a very well adapted variety to serve the industry of the cut flower by being cultivated in nurseries.
It should not be confused with the variety ‘Silver Anniversary’ by Poulsen ( with varietal denomination POUlari ), which is Hybrid Tea with white petals, born around the same years in Denmark.
Variety denomination : JAClav
‘Crystalline’ × ‘Shocking Blue’
The photographic file of Giuseppe Mazza