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'Escimo' rose Description
'Escimo (florists, Kordes, 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: KORcilmo
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1985).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Wholesale) in 1990.
Class:
Florists Rose.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Large foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
Can be used for cut flower.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1994/093  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 721  on  18 Sep 1992
 
United States - Patent No: PP 8,580  on  8 Feb 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/964,522  on  19 Oct 1992
Wilhelm Kordes (March 1992). The plant patent describes this rose as a floribunda and discloses the parentage.
Notes:
Parentage information from US Patent for this rose. According to the patent, the breeding objective was "to produce a new rose variety having high production and a good vase life." This rose has very high flower production in the greenhouse -- approximately 300 stems per square meter.