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'Bad Birnbach®' rose Description
'Bad Birnbach®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eugene V.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
69 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: KORmuse,  KORpancom,  KORpapie
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany). Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1983).
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses Pty Ltd as 'Busy Bee'.
Introduced in France by Globe Planter as 'Bonapart'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts as 'Wiltshire'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC as 'Salmon Vigorosa'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 1989 as 'Salmon Sunsation'.
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1999 as 'Bad Birnbach'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in before 2006 as 'Electric Blanket'.
Introduced in Canada by Palatine Roses in 2007 as 'Electric Blanket'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Electric Balconia'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  County Series Collection, Vigorosa® Collection.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink .  Mild fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, double (17-25 petals), in bundles, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, lax, spreading.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 16" to 18" (40 to 45 cm).  Width of 20" to 4' (50 to 120 cm).
Growing:
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, ground cover or hedge.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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: 2001/293  on  2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Application No: 10/020,793  on  14 Dec 2001
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