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'Limona ®' rose Description
'Limona ® (hybrid tea, Kordes 1992)' rose photo
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Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORsulas
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1992).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Wholesale) in 1996.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Light yellow.  Flowers cream yellow.  Moderate, anise, sweet fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, high-centered, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Upright, well-branched.  Large, matte foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 6' (185 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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.  
Australia - Application No: 1997/203  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
European Union - Application No: 96/0692  on  21 Jun 1996
Breeder: Kordes. Proposed denomination: KORSULAS.
United States - Patent No: PP 11,393  on  30 May 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/161,118  on  25 Sep 1998
Inventor: Wilhelm Kordes (Sparrieshoop, DE) 1996. Assignee: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. (Medford, OR)... Hybrid tea rose plant having long stems; novel, greenish-yellow flower color in the bud; good vase life; moderate to strong fragrance; and good cut flower production... originated by crossing two unnamed seedlings -- (('Tamara' x ('Mabella' x 'Goldy')) x (('Champagne' x 'Kabuki') x ('Sunbeam' x 'Evergold'))... bred and evaluated as a greenhouse cut flower rose...
Jackson & Perkins Greenhouse site says Limonahas unique cream and green buds that open to large, exquisite, cream and yellow blooms...