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'Illusion' rose Description
'Illusion (Kordesii, Kordes, 1961)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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HMF Ratings:
41 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: Illusion
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1961).
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Kordesii, Large-Flowered Climber, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Red.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Parentage:
Notes:
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.
Sets hips. A hardy rose and disease-resistant.
 
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