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'Soul Sister' rose Description
'Soul Sister (Shrub, Kordes, 2004/11)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of BenT_TX
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Soul Sister
Origin:
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2004).
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 2011.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC in 2015 as 'Soul Sister'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Apricot, peach shading.  Moderate fragrance.  25 to 32 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, spreading.  Leathery foliage.  7 leaflets.  
Height of up to 39" (up to 100 cm).  Width of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).
Growing:
Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 25,290  on  17 Feb 2015   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/986,313  on  18 Apr 2013
The denomination of the new variety is `KORconvent`. The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 2004. The crossing was between `KORunrok`, a non-patented rose, and an `un-named seedling`.
Notes:
This rose was introduced by Ludwig's Roses in South Africa on the occasion of the World Federation of Rose Societies 16th World Rose Convention in South Africa in October 2012.

http://www.roseweb.co.za/news/official-naming-of-rosafrica/