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'Esther Ofarim' rose Description
'Matador (floribunda, Kordes, 1972)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange blend Floribunda.
Registration name: KORfarim
Exhibition name: Matador
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, before 1970).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1970 as 'Matador'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1973 as 'Esther Ofarim'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Scarlet and orange, golden-yellow reverse.  Mild fragrance.  30 petals.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Large, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,229  on  4 Jul 1972   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Esther Ofarim née Zaied (b. June 13, 1941 Safed), Israeli singer