'Dortmund' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Medium red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: Dortmund
Cherry-red, white center, yellow stamens. None to mild fragrance. Average diameter 4.5". Very large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, flat bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Long, pointed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing. Glossy, dark green, holly-like foliage.
Height of 8' 2" to 12' (250 to 365 cm). Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for garden, landscape, pillar or shrub. Can be grown as a shrub. can be trained as a climber. produces decorative hips. rain tolerant. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune dead wood.
Germany - Patent No: 674 247
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.