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'Caribbean ™' rose Description
'Caribbean ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: KORbirac
Exhibition name: Caribbean ™
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, circa 1991).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1994 as 'Caribbean'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Orange, yellow reverse, light yellow undertones.  Mild fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,592  on  15 Feb 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/963,914  on  19 Oct 1992
Wilhelm Kordes (March 1992)
Notes:
Per U. S. Patent No. PP 8592, the lineage should be listed as [Mercedes x unnamed seedling}