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'KORfrauma' rose Description
'Kiss Kordana ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Windham
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Average rating: FAIR+.  
ARS:
Medium red Miniature.
Registration name: KORfrauma
Exhibition name: Kiss Kordana Mini Brite
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, before 1996).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 2000 as 'Kiss Kordana'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Red.  Cherry-red.  None / no fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, high-centered to flat, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact, upright.  Small, dense foliage.  
Height of 8" to 2' (20 to 60 cm).  Width of 6" to 18" (15 to 45 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for container rose or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
European Union - Application No: 96/1200  on  6 Nov 1996
Breeder: Kordes. Provisional designation: KORFRAUMA.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 11,363  on  25 Apr 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 046314  on  23 Mar 1998
Inventor: Wilhelm Kordes (Sparrieshoop, DE) 1997. Assignee: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. (Medford, OR). Parentage: (KORexung x INTERmoto) x Seedling. The primary objective of this breeding was to produce a new miniature rose variety having a compact, vigorous, upright habit of growth; ability to root quickly from softwood cuttings; rapid flowering; good shelf life as a pot rose; resistance to powdery mildew; and excellent flower color stability... Potted KORfrauma rose plants also have a shelf life, i.e., a good showing of blooms, of at least 18 days after four days of transport... [flowers last] on the plant: Long (14-15 days). As a cut flower: Very long (18 days).
Notes:
Jackson & Perkins Greenhouse Roses says Kiss Kordana has blush-red buds that open to deep pink, cupped and quartered blooms.