'Prominent ®' rose References
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 488. Includes photo(s).
Prominent (KORp) Large-flowered. Kordes (Germany) 1971. Description... bright orange-red blooms... Sometimes classified as a Grandiflora, they have almost perfect form...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 476.
Prominent® Grandiflora, orange-red, 1971, (KORp); 'Colour Wonder' x 'Zorina'; Kordes, R. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 234, 235. Includes photo(s).
Page 234: Korp ('Prominent') Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: 'Colour Wonder' x 'Zorina'. Germany 1970. Description and cutlivation... Very bright red and shapely blooms...
Page 235: [PHOTO]
Book (1976) Page(s) 231.
Proof of the Pudding. 'Prominent'. F. small HT-like blooms on long stems....medium to tall bush....lots of huge clusters.... all blooms come singly; it never clusters as a good floribunda should....a very vigorous growing thorny bush.
Book (1975) Page(s) 200.
Proof of the Pudding. 'Prominent'. (Korp). HT, F. this rose is loved but has no classification yet to call its own. No clusters....tall, vigorous grower....medium height....
Book (1974) Page(s) 201.
Proof of the Pudding. 'Prominent; Floribunda. A low growing bush.....sprays are rare....blooms tend to come singly....
Book (1973) Page(s) 61.
Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses.
Prominent Floribunda. (Kordes). Orange coloured blooms with a yellow base which is fairly pronounced, and at times suffuses up into the flower. A good hybrid tea type bloom of thirty petals. This was one of our favourites for 1972.
Book (1971) Page(s) 17.
E. F. Allen. Awards To New Rose Seedlings In Great Britain In 1970.
A Certificate of Merit was awarded to Prominent (Parentage not revealed). This so-called Floribunda, by Kordes, can better be described as a very free-flowering, small-flowered Hybrid Tea with the most intense petal colour that I have ever seen in a rose. The elegantly pointed flowers are of the deepest and brightest vermilion and are carried on thin stiff stems. I would guess that it is a seedling from 'Colour Wonder'. In a difficult year this rose seemed never to be out of flower and, as recently as August, I thought it would be certain to win a Gold Medal. However, some mildew appeared on the necks during September and this doubtless influenced the judges. Nevertheless, I shall be greatly surprised if this seedling does not win a higher award next year. At the time of writing the provisional name of 'Prominent' has not yet been registered in the U.K.