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'Ivory Tower' rose Description
'Ivory Tower (Hybrid Tea, Kordes, 1979)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Ivory Tower (Hybrid Tea, Kordes, 1979)
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1979).
Hybrid Tea.  
Light pink to apricot, ages to cream .  Moderate, spice fragrance.  28 to 34 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Bushy, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 4,658  on  3 Mar 1981   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/080,381  on  1 Oct 1979