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Here is a Rose Glossary to help you understand some rose terms and enjoy your rose gardening hobby to the fullest.
AARS – All American Rose Selections
ARS – American Rose Society
Anther – the part of the flower which produces pollen. It is the upper section of the stem.
Balling – the clinging together of petals in wet weather so that the bloom fails to open and turns to brown color.
Bare-root – a rose dug up at the nursery and sold with no soil around the roots.
Basal shoot – a shoot arising from the neck or crown of the plant.
Blind shoot – a mature stem which fails to produce a flower.
Bract – a modified or reduced leaf that occurs beneath and next to a peduncle.
Bud Union – the swollen part of the stem where the scion of a grafted rose meets the understock.
Calyx - the green protective cover of a rose flower, composed of the sepals.
Cane - one of the main stems of a rose plant.
Corolla - the petals of a rose flower considered as a single unit.
Cultivar - a named rose variety exhibiting distinct and consistent features, indicated by single quotation marks.
Foliar feed – a fertilizer capable of being sprayed on and absorbed by the leaves.
Hip - the fruit of a rose, large and decorative in some varieties.
Inflorescence – the arrangement of flowers on the stem.
Lateral branch – a side branch which arises from a main stem.
Leaflet - the individual segment of a compound rose leaf.
Node - the point on a stem from which leaves and buds emerge
Old rose - strictly speaking, a rose introduced before 1867, but more loosely used to describe any rose grown or introduced before 1900.
Once-blooming - a rose that flowers only once in early summer and does not repeat.
Own root - a rose propagated as a cutting rather than by grafting.
Peduncle - a stalk that supports a single flower or flower cluster.
Petal - the showy, usually colored part of a flower.
Petiole - the stalk by which a leaf attaches to a stem; also leafstalk.
Pistil - the female reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of an ovary, style, and stigma
Pith – the spongy material at the center of the stem.
Pollen – the yellow dust produced by the anthers. It is the male element which fertilizes the ovule.
Prickle - the technical term for a rose thorn.
Remontant – same as repeat flowering.
Recurrent flowering – same as repeat flowering.
Rootstock - the root portion of a plant onto which the scion is grafted; also understock.
Scion - a shoot grafted onto a rootstock; the "top" of a grafted rose.
Sepal - one of the five individual, leaflike divisions of the calyx.
Sport - a spontaneous genetic mutation, often resulting in a plant that bears flowers of a different color or with more or fewer petals than the original plant.
Stamen - the male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a filament and anther.
Standard rose – a term used for tree rose.
Stigma – the part of the female organ of the flower which catches the pollen.
Stipule - a small, leaflike appendage that occurs at the base of the petiole.
Sucker - a stem, usually unwanted, that originates from a rootstock.
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