'Purple Rain ®' rose Description
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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.
Arching, bushy. Semi-glossy foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm). Width of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).
Disease susceptibility: very blackspot resistant., mildew resistant.
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 .