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'Polar Express ™' rose Description
'KORblixmu' rose photo
Photo courtesy of RosTom
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Polar Express ™
Origin:
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 1998).
Introduced in Germany by Dehner Deine Natur in 2010 as 'Gletscherfee'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC in 2014 as 'Polar Express'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  Sunbelt® Collection.  
Bloom:
White, cream undertones.  Mild fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Small, leafy sepals, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of 35" to 39" (90 to 100 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 24,849  on  9 Sep 2014   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/573,185  on  28 Aug 2012
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 1998. The crossing was between an ‘un-named seedling’, the seed parent, and another ‘un-named seedling’, the pollen parent, from the same inventor.
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