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'Kosmos ® Fairy Tale' rose Description
'Kosmos ® Fairy Tale (floribunda, Kordes, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of anonymous-382123
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Origin:
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 1997).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2006 as 'Kosmos'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Cream, peach center.  Flowers cream white with pale peach coloration in the center of the bloom.  Mild fragrance.  80 to 90 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, compact, upright.  Glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).  Width of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 21,314  on  28 Sep 2010   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/893,516  on  15 Aug 2007
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 1997. The crossing was between an un-named seedling and an un-named seedling.
Notes:
Fairy Tale Rose Series