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'Mercedes ®' rose Description
'Mercedes ® (floribunda, Kordes, 1974)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Samuel
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Merko
MerKOR
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Mercedes ®
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1974).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1975 as 'Mercedes'.
Class:
Floribunda, Florists Rose.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  None to mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost).  Large, medium green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , 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:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,724   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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