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'KORsaku' rose Description
'Playtime (shrub, Kordes 1992)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
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Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: KORsaku
Exhibition name: Rosalina ™
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, 1992).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1992.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Moderate fragrance.  up to 5 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, spreading, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  7 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 4' 11" to 5' 11" (150 to 180 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Can be used for garden, hedge or shrub.  Very hardy.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Do not spray.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune lightly or not at all.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 9,011  on  13 Dec 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/201,238  on  24 Feb 1994
Wilhelm Kordes
Notes:
The pollen parent was of the Rugosa-type.
One of the roses (listed as 'Rosalina') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.
Winner of a Royal National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate in 1994. They describe KORsaku ('Roselina') as a cluster-flowered shrub which bears clusters of single, pink blooms... Kordes 1992... To be introduced in the UK 1995...