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Evolving Rose varieties (open and polyhouse) for quality and resistance to thrips, black spot and powdery mildew



  • Development of genetic stocks of cut flower quality for future breeding Program
  • Development of resistant genetic stocks for future breeding program
  • Development of scientific information for targeted breeding program
  • Development of varieties for commercial cultivation


Date of start of this programme:





Dr. Tejaswini




Dr.Dhananjaya M.V.

Dr. V. Sridhar

Dr. S. Sriram




1. Arka Swadesh: Variety release for production of cut flowers under protected cultivation. Shining foliage and  flowers of attractive red color.  Flower production starts 6 months onwards from planting. High yielding capacity of 145 fl stalks/sq.mt/year.   Long stalk flowers with an average stalk length of 65-70cm. Medium sized flowers are produced with good keeping quality (6 days).


2. Genetic stock developed


Genetic Stocks of rose



Identification number

Registration number


Resistance to powdery mildew


INGR No. 09049


Thornless  and resistant to powdery mildew


INGR No. 09050

3. IIHRP-13

Resistance to thrips, red colored flower with fragrance


INGR No. 10072

4. IIHRP 2-28-1

Bicolor flower consisting vermilion red shading towards orient pink with dark green foliage


INGR No. 10070

5. IIHRP 3-18-2

Long straight flower stalk and less thorns


INGR No. 10071




  • Tejaswini and Dhnanjaya M.V. 2011. Indian Roses and Identification Numbers. The Indian Rose Annual XXVII.  Pp: 70-72.
  • Tejaswini and Dhananjaya M.V., 2010.  Evaluation of Indian Roses In: The Indian Rose Annual XXVI. The Indian Rose Federation.Pp:62-65
  • Tejaswini and Dhnanjaya M.V. 2010.  ‘Rosary to beautify landscape’ in Souvenir.- National Consultation on Landscape Gardening for Aesthetic Value and Environmental Services. Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture.  Pp.46-50