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'Kardinal 85 ™' rose Description
'Kardinal 85 ™ (hybrid tea, Kordes 1985)' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORlingo
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1985).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1986 as 'Kardinal 85'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Scarlet, yellow undertones.  None to mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  Light green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, mildew resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,846  on  6 Jan 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 730073  on  3 May 1985
Inventor: Reimer Kordes; Werner Kordes; Hermann Kordes (Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop, DE). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Company (Medford, OR). A hybrid tea rose variety having long stems bearing scarlet blooms of heavy substance (thick petals), long pointed buds, low fragrance, and good resistance to rose powdery mildew... Parentage: 'Flamingo' x an unnamed variety. The primary objective of this breeding was to produce a new rose variety of the hybrid tea class bearing Scarlet flowers of improved petal substance, on long stems, and suitable for production of cut blooms.
Notes:
Parentage information comes from the US Patent, which the breeder says is correct.