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'Purple Rain ®' rose Description
'Purple Rain ® (shrub, Kordes, 1998/2009)' rose photo
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Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 1998).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2009 as 'Purple Rain'.
Purple blend.  Mild fragrance.  65 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, rosette bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Small, leafy sepals, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Short, bushy, spreading.  Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 16" to 20" (40 to 50cm).  Width: up to 28" (up to 70cm).
Can be used for ground cover.  Disease susceptibility: very blackspot resistant., mildew resistant.  
Australia - Application No: 2011/158  on  8 Jul 2011   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘KORpurlig’ was the resultant seedling from a cross between an unnamed seedling seed parent and the pollen parent ‘KORpeligo’ in May 1998 at the breeding facility of W. Kordes Sohne in Sparrieshoop, Germany. The seedling was selected in May 1999 and was budded onto Rosa canina planted in the open field. Follow up selections took place in 2000 and 2007 and was commercially introduced in 2008. Breeder: Wilhelm Kordes.
United States - Patent No: PP 21,246  on  31 Aug 2010   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/459,096  on  25 Jun 2009
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing made in a rose breeding program between ‘KORmixal’ a non-patented rose and an ‘un-named seedling’...The new rose plant ‘KORpurlig’ was selected in May, 1999 .