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'Limona ®' rose Description
'Limona ® (hybrid tea, Kordes 1992)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of RosTom
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORsulas
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1992).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Wholesale) in 1996.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Large, matte foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 6' (185 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
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...
Notes:
Jackson & Perkins Greenhouse site says Limonahas unique cream and green buds that open to large, exquisite, cream and yellow blooms...