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'Larissa ®' rose Description
'Larissa ® (floribunda, Kordes, 1998)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Nastasia
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Commercially available
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Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Larissa ®
Origin:
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 1998).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2008 as 'Larissa'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd. in 2018 as 'Powderpuff'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink, light pink outer petals.  None / no fragrance.  70 to 80 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Small to medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, spreading, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
Can be used for ground cover.  Disease susceptibility: very blackspot resistant., mildew resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 21,429  on  2 Nov 2010   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/459,164  on  25 Jun 2009
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 1998. The crossing was between ‘KORmixal’ and ‘KORparesni’, both non-patented roses.
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