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'Dark Desire' rose Description
'Gräfin Diana ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Gräfin Diana ®
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 2003).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2012 as 'Gräfin Diana'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 2012 as 'Burgundy Panarosa'.
Introduced in France by Globe Planter in 2015 as 'Madame de Montespan'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC in 2015 as 'Dark Desire'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses Pty Ltd in 2016 as 'Dark Desire'.
Hybrid Tea.  Parfuma® Collection.  
Violet.  Nearly black bud opens to violet red bloom..  Strong, apricot or peach, citrus, fruity, geranium, honey, lemon, myrrh, rose fragrance.  up to 60 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Arching, bushy.  Large, glossy foliage.  
Height of up to 4½' (up to 135 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.  
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Ploidy checked by David Zlesak, July 11, 2016
Dedicated to Countess Diana Bernadotte (b. April 18, 1982 Scherzingen), of the Bernadotte family branch of Mainau, Germany.
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