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'Kardinal 85 ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 46-967
most recent 21 JUL 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 JUL 10 by Penelope
Can anyone tell me how wide this bush gets??
Reply #1 of 1 posted 21 JUL 10 by Lyn G
My rose is just beginning to come into it's own, so I can't really tell you how wide it will be when it is more mature. I can tell you that it truly is an "upright" rose, so I don't expect it to need more than the 3' I have allowed for the plant.

Discussion id : 4-644
most recent 10 APR 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Daniel Hanna
Kardinal's fragrance is stronger than 'mild'. It's perhaps not as strong or spicy as Mr Lincoln, but it's one of the best perfumed reds around - almost equal to Kentucky Derby but with smaller flowers.

Because the flower production is so prolific, heavy feeding is required to maintain bloom size at 4" or above. he roses are mostly single on good thick stems, but there are occasional short-stem clusters of two to three blooms in peak periods.

Mildew resistance is above average, but by no means perfect. Black spot resistance is very good.
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Reply #3 of 1 posted 10 APR 06 by Warski
If you are able, can you tell me what the bush looks like, the shape, the foliage, color and density?  That would help me a lot in making Kardinal my choice for a particular area.  Also, would it do well in the Los Angeles sun (5 hours).  Thank you.
Discussion id : 1-947
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Dao Mai
Extremely thorny! Otherwise a beautiful and strong rose with lots of long lasting blooms that resists even heavy rain. Good disease resistance overall.

Best budded on Multiflora, quite average to poor if budded on Dr Huey. If budded as standards, best done on the lowest standard cane as this rose is extremely vigorous with 80cm long and thorny basal shoots.
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