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'Apricot Vigorosa' rose Description
'Aprikola ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaplant
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: KORorbe
Exhibition name: Aprikola ®
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 2000).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts in 2006 as 'Summer Beauty'.
Introduced in Canada by Palatine Roses in 2007 as 'Apricot Vigorosa'.
Class:
Floribunda.  Vigorosa® Collection.  
Bloom:
Deep apricot yellow upper, changing to apricot and pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, spreading.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for garden or landscape.  Vigorous.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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:
Australia - Application No: 2001/307  on  2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
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