'Geranium' rose Description
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Orange or orange-red Floribunda.Registration name: Independence
Floribunda, Polyantha (Europe).
Orange-red to scarlet. Moderate fragrance. 35 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, urn-shaped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Well-branched. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Hardy. heat tolerant. rain tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. 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.
Germany - Patent No: 621476, 920212
trademarks of 'Kordes Sondermeldung'
as well as 621475 for 'Independence'
United States - Patent No: PP 1,036 on 18 Sep 1951 VIEW USPTO PATENT
US patent lineage states as 'self-seedling of an un-named seedling of Crimson Glory x Baby Château, which differs from the lineage sited in REFERENCES
The name 'Nezhenka' was mentioned as the Russian name for this rose in a lecture by Vera Klimenko at the Fourth International Rose Conference, London 1968.