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'Big Fruitilia' rose Description
'Centenary (floribunda, Kordes, 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ulf Eliasson
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Floribunda.
Registration name: KOReledas
Exhibition name: NDR1 Radio Niedersachsen ®
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1992).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts as 'Centenary'.
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1996 as 'NDR1 Radio Niedersachsen'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  None to mild, wild rose fragrance.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, tall, bushy, spreading, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 4' to 47" (120cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Heat tolerant.  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.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage:
Notes:
One of the roses (listed as 'Heartache') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.
 
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