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'R. kordesii' rose Description
'<i>R. kordesii</i>' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Don H
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
47 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Kordesii.
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm J.H. Kordes II (1891-1976) (Germany, 1940).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1951 as 'Rosa kordesii H. Wulff'.
Class:
Hybrid Kordesii.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 5' (150 cm).  Width of 5' (150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Rosa kordesii H.Wulff, Züchter 21: 124, Abb.4d,Abb.6c. 1951

In an article in The Rosebank Letter, #33 Sept 15 2000 Dr. Felicitas Svejda reports:
R. kordesii originated from unreduced gametes of the usually sterile R. rugosa x R. wichurana 'Max Graf'.
 
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