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'Plum Perfect ™' rose Description
'Thank You Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gabriel
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
37 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Vodacom
Origin:
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 1997).
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC as 'Plum Perfect'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 2008 as 'Vodacom'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 2012 as 'Thank You Rose'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lavender. .  Mild to strong fragrance.  75 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, reflexed, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, upright.  Medium, glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  

Height: up to 47" (up to 120cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2011/155  on  8 Jul 2011   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘KORvodacom’ was the resultant seedling from a cross between the seed parent ‘KORkultop’ and an unnamed seedling in May 2000 at the breeding facility of W. Kordes Sohne in Sparrieshoop, Germany. The seedling was selected in May 2001 and was budded onto Rosa canina planted in the open field. Follow up selections took place in 2002 and 2007 and was commercially introduced in September 2008. Breeder: Wilhelm Kordes.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 22,691  on  1 May 2012   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/925,197  on  15 Oct 2010
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 1997. The crossing was between an `un-named seedling` and an `un-named seedling`.
Notes:
Sold 2016/17 in Switzerland and Germany as 'Glendora'.
Different breeding years in the US and Australian patents