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'Heidelberg' rose Description
'Gruss an Heidelberg' rose photo
Photo courtesy of HonzaPM
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: Heidelberg
Exhibition name: Heidelberg
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1959).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1961 as 'Heidelberg'.
Class:
Floribunda, Cl..  
Bloom:
Crimson, lighter reverse.  Mild fragrance.  32 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, climbing.  Glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Very vigorous.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Germany - Patent No: 39 620 031
Notes:
Gruss an Heidelberg is an ADR award winner. It is not a Rosa kordesii, as stated in some publications.
 
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