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'Innocencia ™' rose Description
'Innocencia ™ (floribunda, Kordes, 2002)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of MMastnak
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
39 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: KORstarnow
Exhibition name: Innocencia ™
Origin:
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, before 2002).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2003 as 'Innocencia'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts in 2006.
Introduced in United States by Ashdown Roses Historic Archive in 2007 as 'Innocencia'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'White Balconia'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd. in 2015 as 'Sparkles'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  Vigorosa® Collection.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 20" (up to 50 cm).  Width of up to 20" (up to 50 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or ground cover.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent  on  21 Jul 2006
Application No: 2006/103  on  2006   VIEW PBR PATENT
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