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'Independence' rose References
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 45.  
The gene for true orange was not in any rose... and now there are several oranges and orange scarlets because of the mutation that gave Kordes' 'Independence'...
Book  (1957)  Page(s) 90.  
Kordes Sondermeldung, 1950, brick-red, double, 60cm.
Book  (1955)  Page(s) 111.  
'Independence' (Kordes Sondermeldung). A polyantha-hybrid with the floral character of a tea-hybrid. The large, well-formed blooms are set singly, either several together or in large clusters. The plant is healthy and hardy, blooms continuously, and its colouring looks like velvet in the sun. Excellent in the garden, for decoration or for forcing. Will certainly be in widespread cultivation in coming years. Moderately fragrant. Tall.
Article (misc)  (1954)  Page(s) 49.  
Kordes' Sondermeldung 28 chromosomes.
Book  (1953)  Page(s) 66.  
Independence - 28
Website/Catalog  (1953)  Page(s) 10.  
Novelty Roses 1952. Kordes' Sondermeldung (Hyb. Poly. Kordes 1950) Large for the type, shapely double blooms in clusters of 10 to 15. The colour is an unusual shade of orange scarlet, which is particularly vivid even in hot weather. Vigorous growth and healthy foliage. The name could be translated as "Kordes' Startling Release." Really sensational. Registered in Britain and U.S.A. as 'Independence'.  10/6 each.
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