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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 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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