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'Fire Opal' rose Description
'Fire Opal (floribunda, Kordes 2013)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Availability:
Commercially available
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Fire Opal
Origin:
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2002).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2014 as 'Roseromantic'.
Introduced in Japan by Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc. in 2016 as 'Gretel'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses Pty Ltd in 2018 as 'Fire Opal'.
Class:
Floribunda.  Kolorscape® Collection.  
Bloom:
Cream, ages to salmon-pink .  None / no fragrance.  up to 15 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact, dense.  Glossy foliage.  
Height of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 26,309  on  19 Jan 2015   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/998,458  on  1 Nov 2013
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 2002. The crossing was between an un-named seedling, the seed parent, and another un-named seedling, the pollen parent by the same inventor.
Notes:
Source: Gretel