Calypso rose seeds

Calypso Rose

Calypso Rose features showy peach flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Calypso Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Calypso Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Calypso Rose will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Calypso rose seeds

Bred by Robert Ilsink (Netherlands, 2006).
Introduced in France by Pépinières Minier in 2012 as ‘Sunshine Babylon Eyes’.
Introduced in Netherlands by Interplant BV in 2012.

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Yellow, pink edges, red center. None / no fragrance. Average diameter 1.5″. Small, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Short, bushy, compact. Semi-glossy, blue-green foliage. 7 leaflets.

Height: 20″ to 4’11” (50 to 150cm). Width: 20″ to 39″ (50 to 100cm).

USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or hanging basket. Prefers full sun. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.

United States – Patent No: PP 27,159 on 20 Sep 2016 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 14/120,794 on 27 Jun 2014
The new Rosa cultivar is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the inventor, Robert Ilsink, in Leersum, Netherlands. The objective of the breeding program was to produce new Rosa varieties for ornamental commercial applications. The cross resulting in this new variety was made during April of 2006.
The seed parent is the unpatented, proprietary variety referred to as Rosa `B407-03`. The pollen parent is the unpatented, proprietary variety referred to as Rosa `B213-04`. The new variety was discovered in April of 2007 by the inventor in a group of seedlings resulting from the 2006 crossing, in a research greenhouse in Leersum, Netherlands.