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'Konrad Adenauer' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: TANedauk
Exhibition name: Konrad Adenauer Rose
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1954).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1956 as 'Konrad Adenauer'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red.  Strong, centifolia, old rose fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, rounded buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Germany - Patent No: 659406
United States - Patent No: PP 1,452  on  24 Jan 1956   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 493,844  on  11 Mar 1955
Mathias Tantau, Uetersen, Holstein, Germany, assignor to Jackson & Perkins Company, Newark, N. Y.
From 1949 to 1963 Konrad Adenauer served as the first Chancellor of the West German Republic. He was born 5 January 1876 and died 19 April 1967. Adenauer was Time magazine's 1953 Man of the Year.