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'Amoretto' rose Description
'Fragrant Memories' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
62 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORpastato
Exhibition name: Sebastian Kneipp ™
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1997).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 47" (up to 120 cm).  
Growing:
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) .  
Patents:
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.
Parentage:
Notes:
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.
 
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