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'Red Ribbons ®' rose Description
'Red Ribbons ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kit
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
64 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: KORtemma
Exhibition name: Red Ribbons ®
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, 1990).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1990 as 'Canterbury'.
Class:
Shrub.  Garden Ease ™ Collection.  
Bloom:
Red, yellow stamens.  None to mild fragrance.  15 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, spreading.  Medium, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  Width of 5' to 7' (150 to 215 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or ground cover.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 9,115  on  25 Apr 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/201,241  on  24 Feb 1994
Wilhelm Kordes
Notes:
One of the roses (listed as 'Canterbury') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.


Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Red Ribbons (which is known as 'Chilterns' in England -- the Chilterns are a range of hills that lie northwest of London) has clusters of nicely formed, rich crimson blooms...


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