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'Perfecta' rose Description
'Kordes' Perfecta' rose photo
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kordes' Perfecta
Exhibition name: Kordes' Perfecta
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1957).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1958 as 'Kordes' Perfekta'.
Hybrid Tea.  
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.  
Upright.  Glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).
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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,604   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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...