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'Postillion ®' rose Description
'Postillion ® (shrub, Kordes 1998)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Thekla
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Shrub.
Registration name: KORtionza
Exhibition name: Postillion ®
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1985).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1998 as 'Postillion'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Yellow.  Copper-yellow.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 5¼' to 5' 11" (160 to 180 cm).  Width of up to 4' 7" (up to 140 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
European Union - Application No: 97/0885  on  19 Aug 1997
Breeder: Kordes
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