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'Knirps ®' rose Description
'Knirps ®' rose photo
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Deep pink Floribunda.
Registration name: KORverlandus
Exhibition name: Knirps ®
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1987).
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses as 'Little Chap'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts as 'County of Hampshire'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC as 'Little Chap Vigorosa'.
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1997 as 'Knirps'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Hot Pink Balconia'.
Deep pink.  None / no fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, well-branched.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 1' (30 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Can be used for container rose, cut flower, garden, ground cover or hanging basket.  Hardy.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
European Union - Application No: 97/0656  on  12 Jun 1997
Applicant: W. Kordes Sohne. Breeder: Kordes, Wilhelm; Kordes, Tim-Hermann; Kordes, Margarita. Provisional designation: KORverlandus.
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According to the Kordes Rose Catalog, this rose won a gold medal in Baden-Baden and is suitable for small gardens and pots.
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