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'Myrna's Dream™' rose Description

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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORdrekes
Origin:
Discovered by Petrus Kester (Netherlands, 1996).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1998.
Class:
Floribunda, Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Large, matte, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 5' to 5½' (150 to 165 cm).  Width of 42" (105 cm).
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
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.
Notes:
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.