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Initial post 23 DEC 14 by stefand
The description of this rose indicates that it is both " short" and "4' to 6' " in height. I can't reconcile those two phrases in my mind. Can someone explain this conundrum?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 DEC 14 by Patricia Routley
That's a curly one. The "short" answer is that it probably came from the 1936 reference.
Modern references are quoting 4' and I think it is better to have an actual measurement than a vague short/tall description. That is - if there is no doubt about the veracity of the rose in commerce. Hoping there is not, I will delete the word "short".
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 NOV by Michael Garhart
It's a common conundrum for poly-teas. I went through this with Leonie Lamesch. It was short and cute for many years, like the description I bought it for (this was before HMF days). but at full maturity, the tea-like basals come up and the plant is suddenly a 6' rose that loathes to have those monster basals pruned. This can be seen with a few other poly-teas as well.

They also hate being moved when they are at maturity. At least in my experience.
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Initial post 4 FEB 15 by stefand
Isn't this identical to Forkasu Porkasu also by Kordes?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 JUN by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Nope -- completely different rose. But Kordes is famous for re-using names.
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Initial post 8 JAN 15 by stefand
own root at roses unlimited
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Initial post 7 OCT 12 by anonymous-1013637
Available from - Palatine
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 JAN 15 by stefand
also available at chamblee's
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