'Illusion' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Georges Francis, Jardin à l'aube
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Medium red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: Illusion
Climber, Hybrid Kordesii, Large-Flowered Climber, Shrub.
Red. Strong fragrance. Double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm). Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.
Sets hips. A hardy rose and disease-resistant.