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'Perfecta' rose Description
'Kordes' Perfecta' rose photo
Photo courtesy of GShellrude
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kordes' Perfecta
Exhibition name: Kordes' Perfecta
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1957).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1958 as 'Kordes' Perfekta'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink blend and cream, pink edges.  Strong fragrance.  65 to 68 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,604   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Kordes Perfecta is a distinctive Hybrid Tea that has endured for more than four decades. It produces perfectly formed blooms of pale blush pink edged with deep pink...