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'Toscana Vigorosa' rose Description
'Gärtnerfreude ® (floribunda, Kordes 1999)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kajsa Sjödin
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Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: KORstesgli
Exhibition name: Gärtnerfreude ® (floribunda, Kordes 1999)
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1991).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts as 'Lancashire'.
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1999 as 'Gärtnerfreude'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Toscana Balconia'.
Floribunda, Shrub.   (Series: County Series Collection, Vigorosa® Collection)  
Carmine-red.  Raspberry red.  None / no fragrance.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, very double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, spreading.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 20" (50cm).  Width: 2' (60cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden, ground cover or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant., very mildew resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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 - Patent No: AU2514P  on  23 Jul 2004
Application No: 2001/305  on  2 Nov 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘The Fairy’ x pollen parent (‘The Fairy’ x seedling) x ‘Amanda ...Breeder: Wilhelm Kordes, Sparrieshoop, Germany.
First sold in Germany in Oct 1999.
European Union - Patent  on  1998
Germany - Patent  on  1998
Germany - Patent No: 802 002  on  1998
United Kingdom - Patent  on  1997
Tim Clapp of Mattocks Roses says he has "a couple of roses that are simply colour in a can. Easy to grow and ideal for brightening up any border Roses 'Lancashire' and 'Cheshire' make wonderful displays on their own. Easy to grow, they are ideal for beginners and are probably some of the most disease resistant varieties on the market."

Well suitable for private gardens and public green, every gardener will be delighted by this novelty.
This variety has been decorated with awards (Gold- and Silver Medal) in international rose competitions.

Breeder code 91-2544-04 (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)

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