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'Rigo Innocencia ®' rose Description
'Innocencia ™ (floribunda, Kordes, 2002)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Waldgarten
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White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: KORstarnow
Exhibition name: Innocencia ™ (floribunda, Kordes, 2002)
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, 1993).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2003 as 'Innocencia'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts in 2006.
Introduced in United States by Ashdown Roses Historic Archive in 2007 as 'Innocencia'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'White Balconia'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd. in 2015 as 'Sparkles'.
Floribunda, Shrub.   (Series: Vigorosa® Collection)  
White or white blend.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Bushy, compact.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: up to 20" (up to 50cm).  Width: up to 20" (up to 50cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or ground cover.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  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.  
Australia - Patent No: AU3823P  on  6 Jun 2009
Application No: 2006/103  on  8 May 2006   VIEW PBR PATENT
in May 1993 Seed parent unnamed seedling was crossed with pollen parent ‘Noaschnee’. Hips produced remained on bush until Oct (autumn) when harvested and shelled. In Feb 1994 seeds were planted under controlled greenhouse conditions: germination commenced in Feb, and seedlings first bloomed in Apr (Northern Hemisphere). Out of this seedling population, the best seedlings were selected for further trials. From these the seedling, now known as ‘Korstarnow’, was selected for further testing. This new variety was multiplied in number by vegetative propagation via shoot cuttings, flowered for over five generations and appeared genetically stable. Selection criteria: improved garden rose variety. Breeding directed by William Kordes, of W.Kordes’ Sohne Rosenschulen GMBH & Co KG, Sparrieshoop, Germany.
First sold in Germany in Nov 2003
European Union - Patent  on  2003
Germany - Patent  on  2002