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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORcrisett,  KORcrisette
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, circa 1993).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Wholesale) in 1994.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange, red reverse.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to 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.  Medium, dense, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).  Width of up to 3.5" (up to 9 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1994/090  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,043  on  17 Jan 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/241,500  on  12 May 1994
Wilhelm Kordes (Oct 1993)
Notes:
Parentage information from US Patent for KORcrisette. According to the patent, the breeding objective was "to produce a new rose variety having the cut-flower production, excellent rose life and good flower form of the male parent combined with the good production of cut flowers and longer stem length of the female parent."