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'Corvette ™' rose Description
'Corvette ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of prakash
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORveco
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1997).
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
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) .  
Patents:
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).
Notes:
Jackson & Perkins describes Corvette as an exciting brilliant orange hybrid tea with extremely long, strong stems...