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'RühKOR' rose Description
'Athena (florists rose, Kordes, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret MacLean
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: RühKOR
Origin:
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1984 as 'Athena'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend, pink edges.  Strong fragrance.  30 petals.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Notes:
Athena (to the Greeks), Minerva (to the Romans), goddess of wisdom, crafts, and war.
 
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