'DORient' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Grandiflora.Registration name:
DORientExhibition name: Melody Parfumée ™
Mauve or purple blend, lighter reverse. [Mauve or purple blend.]. Flowers dark lavender-plum with lighter reverse. Strong, damask, old rose fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, upright. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , mildew resistant, rust resistant. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
United States - Patent No: PP 11,014 on 27 Jul 1999 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/032,710 on 27 Feb 1998
Ludwigs Roses says this rose was chosen by the Natal Rose Society for release during the 2000 National Rose Convention in Durban.