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'Eliza' rose Description
'Eliza (hybrid tea, Kordes 1994)' rose photo
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORlis
Exhibition name: Eliza
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, before 1994).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Wholesale) in 1994.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.   (Series: Freelander® Collection)  
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Tall, upright, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green, dense, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 3' to 7' (90 to 215cm).  
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) .  
Australia - Patent No: AU1286P  on  24 May 1999
Application No: 1996/077  on  16 Apr 1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
unnamed seedling by (‘Ankori’ syn Angelique x ‘Harlex’ syn Alexander Harkness). Breeder: Wilhelm Kordes, Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop, Germany
First sold in The Netherlands, 1994.
France - Patent  on  1995
Germany - Patent  on  1994
Netherlands - Patent  on  1994
United States - Patent No: PP 9,752  on  17 Dec 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/596,003  on  2 Feb 1996
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of rose plant of the hybrid tea class which was originated by me by crossing the variety Tanrikas, U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,618, with an unnamed seedling.
Source: KORilis

Carlton Rose Nursery says this rose is a bright medium to dark pink, has a nice form, long stems, and likes high light...
Parentage information comes from the US Patent for this rose. According to the patent, the breeding objective was "to produce a rose variety having the good vase life and good yield of the female parent combined with the large bud and flower size and long stems of the orange red hybrid tea male seedling." Blooms last 6 to 7 days on the plant and 10 to 12 days in a vase.

Please note that as of January 2012, we are not aware of anyone selling this variety in North America as a garden rose. The Kordes Eliza that is commercially available is Eliza (Koraburg).

Parentage reported in the Australian Patent (Angelique x Alexander Harkness) and the US Patent (Saphir x seedling) differ.