'Amoretto' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
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White or white blend. Flowers white with yellow-pink center. Strong, myrrh, sweet fragrance. Average diameter 4.25". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, rounded buds.
Medium, bushy. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of up to 47" (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Disease susceptibility: very disease 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
European Union - Application No: 97/0657 on 12 Jun 1997
Applicant: W. Kordes Sohne. Breeder: Kordes, Wilhelm; Kordes, Tim-Hermann; Kordes, Margarita. Provisional designation: KORpastato.
Tim Clapp of Mattocks Roses says, "one of the best roses for disease resistance, 'Fragrant Memories' has only had a sniff of fungicide and remains completely disease free. It has a
superb fragrance and is ideal at the back of my mixed border."
blackfly reports: 'Fragrant Memories" is very similar in flower to the David Austin roses that I have. It appears to be disease-resistant, but only time will tell. So far, it is a lovely rose and I don't think you would be disappointed with it.