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'Antique Silk' rose Description
'Antique Silk' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Simon Voorwinde
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Antique Silk
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1982).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1985.
Class:
Floribunda, Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Cream, orange undertones.  Mild fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 2' (60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, mildew resistant.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,411  on  5 Mar 1985   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/485,278  on  15 Apr 1983
Inventor: Kordes, Reimer (Sparrieshoop, DE). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Company (Medford, OR). A new and distinct variety of rose plant of the floribunda class... characterized particularly as to novelty by its pale orange-ivory flower color... Parentage: 'Anabell' x Unknown... The primary objective of this breeding was to produce a new rose variety suitable for use as a cut flower in a pastel to ivory shade...
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