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'Kardinal 85 ™' rose Description
'Kardinal 85 ™ (hybrid tea, Kordes 1985)' rose photo
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORlingo
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1985).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1986 as 'Kardinal 85'.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Scarlet, yellow undertones.  None to mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Upright.  Light green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, mildew resistant.  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.  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 5,846  on  6 Jan 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 730073  on  3 May 1985
Inventor: Reimer Kordes; Werner Kordes; Hermann Kordes (Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop, DE). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Company (Medford, OR). A hybrid tea rose variety having long stems bearing scarlet blooms of heavy substance (thick petals), long pointed buds, low fragrance, and good resistance to rose powdery mildew... Parentage: 'Flamingo' x an unnamed variety. The primary objective of this breeding was to produce a new rose variety of the hybrid tea class bearing Scarlet flowers of improved petal substance, on long stems, and suitable for production of cut blooms.
Parentage information comes from the US Patent, which the breeder says is correct.