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'Marlena ®' rose Description
'Marlena ® (floribunda, Kordes, 1964)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
KORto
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: Marlena ®
Exhibition name: Marlena ®
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1964).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1964.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Dickson Nurseries Ltd. in 1964.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1966 as 'Marlena'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1967.
Class:
Floribunda, Patio.  
Bloom:
Red.  None / no fragrance.  18 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact.  
Height of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).  Width of 18" (45 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  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 2,700   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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