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'Flamingo ®' rose Description
'Flamingo ® (hybrid tea, Kordes, 1979)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mirek (Mirinda)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORflug
Exhibition name: Flamingo ®
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1979).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts in 1984 as 'Margaret Thatcher'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, yellow undertones.  None to mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped-to-flat, open, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright, well-branched.  Medium, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  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:
Germany - Patent No: 647 032
 
United States - Patent No: PP 5,575  on  22 Oct 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/554,887  on  25 Nov 1983
Inventor: Reimer Kordes, Werner Kordes, Hermann Kordes (Sparrieshoop, DE). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Company (Medford, OR). A new hybrid tea with large, long lasting flowers having pink petals of unusual thickness. The rose is suitable for greenhouse production, presenting buds of cutting size on medium length stems... Parentage: an unnamed variety x 'Lady Like'... The primary objective of this breeding was to produce a new rose variety suitable for greenhouse cut flower production in the pink color range...
Notes:
Flamingo was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its PVR expired.