Bangladesh stamps 2010-Roses Cultivated varieties in Bangladesh
Bangladesh issued a set of 10 stamps on Rose Varieties cultivated in Bangladesh. A miniature sheet was also issued. The rose varieties are Alec’s Red, Royal Highness, Queen Eliazabeth, Ballerina,Alexander,Blue Moon, Papa Meilland,Double Delight,Iceberg,Sonia, Sunblest, Piccadilly, Pascali.
Great Britain issued a set of four stamps on 30 Jun 1976 to mark 100th Anniversary of Royal National Rose Society. The Four species of Roses on stamps were Elizabeth Of Glamis,Grandpa Dickson,Rosa Mundi and Sweet Briar.
Elizabeth of Glamis (Irish Beauty)– Introduced in 1964, Elizabeth of Glamis was named after Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother whose childhood home was Glamis Castle in Scotland. It is a sweet scented excellent cluster flowered rose with lush dark green foilage on a bushy medium sized plant. The petals are luminous salmon orange.
Grandpa Dickson Rose ( Irish Gold) – Introduced in 1966.A popular large flowered rose has full double blooms that are well formed and yellow. Has won many awards for its crispness.
Rosa Mundi – Derived from wild rose pale pink with splashed with crimson.
Sweet Briar Rose– This vigorous tall shrub has densely prickly fawny green stems covered by strong thorns. The dark green foliage smells strongly of apples when crushed. Flowers are scented,pink and beautiful.
Malaysia issued a set of stamps on roses on 22 Feb 2003. A miniature sheet with two stamps on roses was issued. The rose varieties on miniature sheet were Rosa Centifolia and Floribunda Miniature.
Rosa Centifolia – It is also known as Indian Cabbage rose or Provence rose or Rose de Mai developed by Dutch rose breeders in the period between 17th and 19th Century. Its parentage possibly includes rosa damascena but it may be a complex hybrid. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1.5m and flowers from Jun to July and seeds ripen from Aug to Nov.
Miniature Floribunda – Floribunda (Latin meaning Many flowering )is a modern group of garden Roses that was developed by crossing hybrid teas with Polyantha roses.