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'Fairest Cape ®' rose Description
'Fairest Cape ®' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Fairest Cape ®
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 1994).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2003 as 'Fairest Cape'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 2003 as 'Fairest Cape'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 2008 as 'Fairest Cape'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Apricot, orange shading, yellow undertones.  Moderate fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Arching, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).  Width of 16" (40 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  
United States - Patent No: PP 19,900  on  14 Apr 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT

A new and distinct variety of rose with long lasting, novel apricot
colored flowers, and attractive foliage with good disease resistance. It
exhibits uniform upright bushy growth habit with abundant flowers. The
new variety propagates well using traditional methods. This new and
distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting
generations from asexual propagation.

Kordes; Tim-Hermann (Offenseth-Sparrieshoop, DE)

W. Kordes' Sohne Rosenschulen GmbH & Co KG

Hybrid Tea in a striking colour, decorated "Goldene Rose" Baden-Baden 2004”
This variety has been decorated with awards (Gold- and Silver Medal) in international rose competitions.