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'Skyrocket' rose Description
'Wilhelm' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Musk.
Registration name: Skyrocket
Exhibition name: Skyrocket
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm J.H. Kordes II (1891-1976) (Germany, 1934).
Class:
Hybrid Musk, Lambertiana.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Moderate, honey fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, climbing, dense.  Large, glossy, dense foliage.  
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  
Notes:
Wilhelm Kordes, the grand old man of rose breeding, was born on March 30, 1891.
 
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