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'Lilli Marleen' rose Description
'Lilli Marlene' rose photo
Photo courtesy of ligovka-shalasha
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium red Floribunda.
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1959).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1960 as 'Lilli Marleen'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1961 as 'Lilli Marleen'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Red.  Crimson.  None to mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 20" to 30" (50 to 75 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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 1,986   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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