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  • noun botany Any of several hybrids of Rosa multiflora that have clusters of small flowers; a polyantha rose.


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  • It's in a class called polyantha, meaning many bloom.

    The Heritage Rosarium: A Once-A-Year Experience 2009

  • A tall closed canopy forest occurs on Gunung Payung and is characterized by Dillenia excelsa, Pentace polyantha and Syzygium sp., with an understory of low palms and herbs.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia 2009

  • Above the 800-m contour line, Parinari excelsa, Gaertnera paniculata, Garcinia polyantha, and Syzygium staudtii dominate the forests, together with a rich array of epiphytes.

    Guinean montane forests 2007

  • A polyantha rose labelled yellow turned out to be deep red.

    As I Please 1944

  • The climbing polyantha roses (hybrids of _Rosa multiflora_ and other species) include the class of "rambler" roses that has now come to be large, including not only the Crimson Rambler, but forms of other colors, single and semi-double, and various climbing habits; a very valuable and hardy class of roses, particularly for trellises.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) 1906

  • _ "Perpetual" or recurrent-blooming races have been developed in the Ayrshire, moss, polyantha, and others.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) 1906

  • Floribunda: Cross between a hybrid tea and a polyantha.

    The Full Feed from Annie Spiegelman 2011

  • Jeri and Clay Jennings, Ingrid Wapelhorst and Jim Delahanty will demonstrate how to prune tea roses, noisettes, climbing roses, hybrids, China, polyantha and other types of roses.

    Thousand Oaks Acorn 2009

  • Cheryl Hume, rosarian and member of the South Valley Rose Society, held up numerous picturesque pink blooms, each representing a different variety of polyantha (a member of the rose family) as she discussed the characteristics of the flower breed during a recent meeting.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines 2009

  • The garden has approximately 50 old garden roses suited to the Southern California climate, such as China, tea, noisette and polyantha roses.

    The Acorn 2009


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