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'KORfrauma' rose Description
'Kiss Kordana ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Windham
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Average rating: FAIR+.  
Medium red Miniature.
Registration name: KORfrauma
Exhibition name: Kiss Kordana Mini Brite
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, before 1996).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 2000 as 'Kiss Kordana'.
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.  
Bushy, compact, upright.  Small, dense foliage.  
Height of 8" to 2' (20 to 60 cm).  Width of 6" to 18" (15 to 45 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for container rose or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
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).
Jackson & Perkins Greenhouse Roses says Kiss Kordana has blush-red buds that open to deep pink, cupped and quartered blooms.