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'Congratulations' rose Description
'Sylvia (hybrid tea, Kordes 1979)' rose photo
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Orange-pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORlift
Exhibition name: Congratulations
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1969).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1979 as 'KO 69/451'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1980 as 'Sylvia'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Salmon-pink.  Moderate fragrance.  42 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Medium, bushy, upright.  Dark green foliage.  

Height: 4' to 6' (120 to 185cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
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