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'Rodin ®' rose Description
'Rodin ® (floribunda, Meilland 2000)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Shrub.
Exhibition name: Rodin ®
Origin:
Discovered by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 2000).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 2005 as 'Rodin'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, purple shading, white undertones.  13 to 15 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, rounded.  Semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 2' to 28" (60 to 70cm).  Width: 20" to 2' (50 to 60cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for landscape.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 17,443  on  27 Feb 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/000,914  on  2 Dec 2004
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The new variety of Rosa hybrida landscape shrub rose plant of the present invention was discovered as a branch mutation during June 2000 while growing among a block of rose plants of the `Radrazz` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 11,836) growing outdoors at Le Cannet des Maures, Var, France.
Notes:
There are two but different sports of 'Knock Out', both called 'Pink Knock Out':
Pink Knock Out. (syn Rodin). MEIgadraz 2000 sport of Knock Out. Discovered by Meilland, Intro by Meilland 2000.
Pink Knock Out. RADcon. sport of Knock Out. Discovered by Israel Montesino, 2001. Intro by Conard-Pyle 2005
They look identical but apparently perform differently in different climates.