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'Zwergkönig 78 ™' rose Description
'Zwergkönig 78 ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosenschule Ruf
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Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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ARS:
Medium red Mini-Flora.
Registration name: KORkönig
Exhibition name: Zwergkönig 78 ™
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1978).
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
Red.  Vivid deep red upper.  None / no fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, dense.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 20" (up to 50 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  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.  
Notes:
According to The Ultimate Rose Book, this is a parent of 'Zwerkonigin '82', which see.
 
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