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'Salmon Vigorosa™' rose Description
'Bad Birnbach®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of matroskin
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
74 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: KORmuse,  KORpancom,  KORpapie
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany). Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1983).
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses as 'Busy Bee'.
Introduced in France by Globe Planter as 'Bonapart'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts as 'Wiltshire'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC as 'Salmon Vigorosa'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 1989 as 'Salmon Sunsation'.
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1999 as 'Bad Birnbach'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in before 2006 as 'Electric Blanket'.
Introduced in Canada by Palatine Roses in 2007 as 'Electric Blanket'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Electric Balconia'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.   (Series: County Series Collection, Vigorosa® Collection)  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink .  Mild fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, double (17-25 petals), in bundles, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, lax, spreading.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 16" to 18" (40 to 45cm).  Width: 20" to 4' (50 to 120cm).
Growing:
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, ground cover or hedge.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: AU2517P  on  23 Jul 2004
Application No: 2001/293  on  22 Oct 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
seed parent ‘Weisse Immensee’ x pollen parent ‘Bella Rosa’. ... Breeder: Wilhelm Kordes, Sparrieshoop, Germany.
First sold in Germany in Oct 1999
 
Germany - Patent No: ROS 1808  on  1998
 
United States - Application No: 10/020,793  on  14 Dec 2001
KORwonder, the seed parent, is a white flowered groundcover with a low, spreading habit. KORgram, the pollen parent, is an upright-growing, pink floribunda. KORpancom is a coral groundcover that is upright and spreading
 
United States - Application No: 10/663,484  on  15 Sep 2003
‘KORwonder,’ the seed parent, is a white flowered groundcover with a low, spreading habit. ‘KORgram,’ the pollen parent, is an upright-growing, pink floribunda. ‘KORpancom’ is a coral groundcover that is upright and spreadin
Notes:
The US patent application had to be refiled as the initial examination sais that the application did not include a claim. In both applications the descriptions of the parents is incorrect (juxtaposed).