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'Escimo' rose Description
'Escimo (florists, Kordes, 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mike Gleason's Rose Gardens
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White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: KORcilmo
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1985).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Wholesale) in 1990.
Florists Rose.  
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.  
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).
Can be used for cut flower.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
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.
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.