Garden roses: results of introduction and selection in Nikita botanical garden
Introduction of garden roses in Nikita Botanical Garden, situated on South Coast of the Crimea (SCC), was initiated in 1812 - the year of garden foundation, while selection work began in 1824. One of the largest rose collections in Russia was created just in here. Seeds, cuttings and plants belonging to floras of the Crimea, Caucasus, Europe, North America, Minor, Western and Central Asia, the Mediterranean, China, India and Japan, as well as the most promising cultivars of selective companies from western Europe and America became the principal starting material for this collection. More than 6,000 rose cultivars, species and forms from 19 garden groups were investigated for 200-year period.
Plugatar, S.A., Klymenko, Z.K., Plugatar, Yu.V. and Mitrofanova, I.V. 2017. Garden roses: results of introduction and selection in Nikita botanical garden. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1167:177-180
Rosa sp., breeding, introduction, mutagenesis, hybridization