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'Aprikola ®' rose Description
'Aprikola ®' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: KORorbe
Exhibition name: Aprikola ®
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, before 1999).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2000 as 'Aprikola'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts in 2006 as 'Summer Beauty'.
Introduced in Canada by Palatine Roses in 2007 as 'Apricot Vigorosa'.
Floribunda.   (Series: Vigorosa® Collection)  
Deep apricot yellow upper, changing to apricot and pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, spreading.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for garden or landscape.  Vigorous.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Australia - Patent No: AU2515P  on  23 Jul 2004
Application No: 2001/307  on  2 Nov 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
seed parent ‘Taneitber’ (Bernsteinrose®) x pollen parent “unnamed seedling” .... Breeder: Wilhelm Kordes, Sparrieshoop, Germany.
First sold in Germany in Oct 2000.
European Union - Patent  on  1999
Germany - Patent  on  1999