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Kardinal - Hybrid Tea Rose

Kardinal

Hybrid Tea. Bred by R. Kordes in Germany in 1986.
Use:
 
Bed, Border, Specimen Plant
Color:
 
Scarlet
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments "... a wonderful rose for all purposes..." writes the usually dispassionate author in Botanica's Roses. Smelling doesn't count. Nor does resistance to black spot or vigor. But if disease resistance and fragrance are unimportant but floral form, bright color, bloom quantity, and bloom continuity are of paramount importance, it is impossible to do better than Kardinal 85 - usually sold as Kardinal. It looks fabulous with gray-leaved plants.