'Geranium' rose Description
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Orange or orange-red Floribunda.Registration name: Independence
Floribunda, Polyantha (Europe).
Orange or orange-red. Moderate fragrance. 35 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, urn-shaped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Hardy. heat tolerant. rain tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
US patent lineage states as 'self-seedling of an un-named seedling of Crimson Glory x Baby Château, which is the differs from the lineage sited in REFERENCES
The name 'Nezhenka' was mentioned as the Russian name for this rose in a lecture by Vera Klimenko at the Fourth International Rose Conference, London 1968.