Polyantha pompons


This group is based on first generation hybrids of R. multiflora which were raised at Lyons in the 1870s. One of the earliest cultivars, 'Mignonette', shows a China rose influence but a Tea rose influence is also apparent. The plants are dwarf bushes with small leaves and produce large clusters of small, mostly scentless flowers with repeat flowering. Some of these roses produced the cluster-flowered Floribundas when hybridised with Hybrid Teas.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Rosa 'Babe'

Flowers pale pink with darker colouring, semi-double. Bred by Miers in 1935 but released by Harry Hazlewood, nsw.

Rosa 'Baby Faurax'

Flowers deep maroon, the petals paling to white at the base.a dwarf. Parentage unknown. Raised Lille, France, 1924.

Rosa 'Claret Cup'

Flowers in prolific clusters, single, dark red with a white centre. 'Spring Song' _ 'Eutin', raised Frank Riethmuller, nsw, 1962.

Rosa 'Friends Of Benalla Gardens'

Flowers cream to blush, double, fragrant. Raised by Philip Sutherland, Benalla, Vic, 1996. A fundraising introduction to assist the renovation of the Benalla Bot. Gds rose garden.

Rosa 'Gay Vista'

Flowers clustered, deep pink with white centre. Raised Frank Riethmuller, nsw, 1957.

Rosa 'Honeyflow'

Flowers clustered, white to pale pink, slightly fragrant. 'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' _ 'Spring Song', raised Frank Riethmuller, nsw, 1957.

Rosa 'Spring Song'

Flowers pink, old-fashioned. Raised Frank Riethmuller, nsw. 'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' hybrid, 1955.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Rosa L.