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'Perfecta' rose Description
'Perfecta (hybrid tea, Kordes, 1957)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of anonymous-13575
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
59 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kordes' Perfecta
Exhibition name: Kordes' Perfecta
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1951).
Introduced in France by Grandes Roseraies du Val de la Loire in 1957 as 'Kordes' Perfecta'.
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1957 as 'Kordes' Perfecta'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Northern Ireland) in 1957 as 'Kordes' Perfecta'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1958 as 'Kordes' Perfekta'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Dickson Nurseries Ltd. / Dickson Roses in 1958 as 'Kordes' Perfecta'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1959 as 'Kordes' Perfecta'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Cream, pink edges, crimson shading, yellow undertones.  Iris fragrance.  Mild to strong, raspberry, tea fragrance.  65 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 30" to 5' (75 to 150cm).  Width: 2' to 5' (60 to 150cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,604  on  21 May 1957   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 611,399  on  21 Sep 1956
Notes:
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Kordes Perfecta is a distinctive Hybrid Tea that has endured for more than four decades. It produces perfectly formed blooms of pale blush pink edged with deep pink...