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'Berkshire' rose Description
'Sommermärchen ® (shrub, Kordes 1992)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of arvid jørgensen
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Floribunda.
Registration name: KORpinka
Exhibition name: Pink Sensation
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1992).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts as 'Berkshire'.
Class:
Shrub.  County Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink.  None to mild fragrance.  up to 20 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, semi-double to double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 18" to 30" (45 to 75 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for ground cover.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1994/088  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
Notes:
One of the roses (listed as 'Country Touch') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.


Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Berkshire has double blooms of cherry-red with golden centers that open flat...


Ludwigs Roses says says this rose was recently awarded gold medals in the rose trials of Geneva and Baden-Baden, silver medals in Kortrik and Monza and the certificate of merit in St. Albans. Ludwig predicts that this rose will soon reival 'Iceberg' in popularity with Landscape Architects.


The Peter Beales Collection of Classic Roses 2000-2001 says Berkshire has clusters of semi-double, dusky pink blooms with golden stamens.