Roses in Malaysia 2003
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Malaysia is famous for the beauty of its flora and
fauna. Having an Equatorial climate enables Malaysia to enjoy the
ideal weather for the cultivation of various plants and trees. One of
the plants that flourish in Malaysia is the rose tree. Roses are
probably the most popular flower in the country. It's frequently
sought after as a symbol of remembrance during special days like
anniversaries, birthdays and also during festive season.
Roses come in a variety of sizes and colors. Most of
the roses found in Malaysia are fragrant though there are those which
are odorless. Generally, roses need extra care in its cultivation.
From its soil, fertilizer and insect repellant, all this information
is vital in order to produce a beautiful and healthy blossom.
Rosa hybrida is the favorite species of rose in the
country. Among popular breeds of Rosa hybrida is the hybrid team which
is also the largest group of roses. They are either budded or grafted
meaning they are not growing off their own rootstock. The complex
hybridization process has resulted to the many colors, flower sizes
and forms or roses.
Floribundas were produced by crossing Polyantha roses
with Hybird Teas. Floribunda lives in a group and is suitable to be
grown either on flowerbeds or in pots. This species normally grows
between 3 to 5 feet high.
The Floribunda featured here is a rare species.
Stripes, which appear on its petals, make it more unique, Floribundas
can live in most climates and has a strong resistance in combating
diseases that frequently attacks other species of roses. As the name
suggests, the blossoms of Floribunda miniature is small in size and
most of its plants can be categorized as shrubs, Due to its physical
condition, it is perfect for containers, window boxes or patios. Only
a few of these species are fragrant. This doesn't stop them from be
admired for their beauty.
Rosa centifolia is one of two species of roses that
can produce fragrant oil. The oil is quite pricy, as tonnes of its
petals are needed just to produce a liter of oil. The oil is used by
perfume and cosmetics manufacturer to obtain the rose fragrance in
their products. Thorny like most species of roses, Rosa centifolia can
grow until 8 feet high and are normally pink or yellow in color.
|Date of Issue
||11 February 2003
||30 sen (2 designs), 50 sen (2
||35mm X 35mm
||70mm X 100mm
|Stamp Size in
||29.85mm X 40.8mm