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'Corvette ™' rose Description
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Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORveco
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1997).
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Orange or orange-red.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Upright, well-branched.  Large, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).  Width of up to 42" (up to 105 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 11,189  on  25 Jan 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: US1998000045195  on  20 Mar 1998
Inventor: Wilhelm Kordes, Sparrieshoop, Germany. Applicant: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc., Medford, Oregon. The primary objective was to produce a good cut flower with a long vad life. Parentage: Unnamed Pink Seedling x KORxenna (USPP007510).
Jackson & Perkins describes Corvette as an exciting brilliant orange hybrid tea with extremely long, strong stems...