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'Myrna's Dream™' rose Description

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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORdrekes
Discovered by Petrus Kester (Netherlands, 1996).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1998.
Floribunda, Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Apricot or apricot blend.  Flowers light apricot.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Upright, well-branched.  Large, matte, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 5' to 5½' (150 to 165 cm).  Width of 42" (105 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  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.  
Australia - Application No: 1999/204  on  1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 11,388  on  23 May 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 139070  on  24 Aug 1998
Inventors: Petrus W.M. Kester (Honselersdijk, NL); Hette Spek (Boskoop, NL) Jan 1997. Assignee: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. (Medford, OR). A new floribunda characterized particularly by its orange flower color; high flower production; excellent vase life; good shipping qualities; and very vigorous growth habit... discovered as a mutation of KORmiller growing in a greenhouse in Honselersdijk, Holland, which bore an orange flower as compared to the pastel pink flowers of KORmiller.
Treloar Roses says Myrna's Dream is another sport of 'Dream'. The two roses are identical in every way except for color -- 'Myrna's Dream' is light apricot...
According to the Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights Office, an application (No. 98-1385) for KORdrekes was filed by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.