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'Café' rose Description
'Café (Floribunda, Kordes,1956)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Russet Floribunda.
Registration name: Café
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1956).
Introduced in Ireland by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) as 'Café'.
Russet.  Flowers coffe-with-cream color.  Strong fragrance.  Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Light green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 39" (90 to 100 cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has large, double flowers of old-fashioned form, creamy coffee in colour...
Often confused in commerce with 'Julia's Rose' (Foliage is different: Young shoots and mature leaves of 'Café' are light green).
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