|Trade name:||Oso Easy Strawberry Crush|
Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
12601 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan
United States of America
Colin Peter Horner, Stransted, Essex, United Kingdom
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2009-08-25|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-07-11|
Variety used for comparison: 'Noatraum' (Flower Carpet Pink)
Summary: 'Hormeteoric' is a compact shrub type while 'Noatraum' is a ground cover type rose. The stem of 'Hormeteoric' has more prickles than 'Noatraum'. The upper side of the leaf of 'Hormeteoric' has weaker glossiness than 'Noatraum'. The flower petal margin of 'Hormeteoric' has stronger reflexing than 'Noatraum'. The flower petal of 'Hormeteoric' is a dark pink red to a red pink with light yellow at the base while in 'Noatraum' it is purple red with white at the base. 'Hormeteoric' has a light yellow colour to the outer side of the flower petal while it is purple red in 'Noatraum'.
PLANT: compact shrub type, moderately spreading growth habit
YOUNG SHOOT ANTHOCYANIN: medium intensity
PRICKLES/THORNS: reddish, many on the stem
LEAF: light to medium green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side, anthocyanin colouration at margin edge fading with age, very weak to weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: ovate shape, rounded base, acuminate apex
FLOWERING SHOOT: few flowering laterals, few to medium number of flowers per lateral
FLOWER BUD: medium ovate shape in longitudinal section
SEPAL: absent to very weak extensions
FLOWER: semi-double type, medium petal density, irregularly rounded when viewed from above, flat on upper part when viewed from the side, concave on lower part when viewed from the side, pink blend American Rose Society colour group, medium fragrance
PETAL: obovate shape, absent to very weak incisions, two colours, dark pink red to red pink with light yellow at the base on inner side, light yellow on outer side, medium reflexing of the margin, weak to medium undulation of the margin
BASAL PETAL SPOT: small, light yellow on inner side
OUTER STAMEN: medium yellow filament
Origin & Breeding History: 'Hormeteoric' originated from the cross made in 1994 between the female parent, 'Anna Ford' and the male parent, 'Euphorbia' in Stanstead, Essex, UK. In 1995, a single plant was selected from the progeny based on flower colour and abundance, attractive foliage, growth habit and good black spot resistance.
Tests & Trials: Field trials were conducted during the summer of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 8 plants of each variety planted in May 2007 in rows with plants spaced 2 feet apart and rows spaced 3 feet apart. All colour measurements were made using the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart 2001.
Comparison table for 'Hormeteoric' with reference variety 'Noatraum'
Petal colour (RHS)
|inner side||52A-B||more pink than N57A|
|inner side base||10C||white|
|outer side||11B-C||more pink than N57A|
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