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'Keepsake' rose Description
'Esmeralda (hybrid tea, Kordes, 1973)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beatrice Audetat
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORmalda
Exhibition name: Keepsake
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1973).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1980 as 'Esmeralda'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1981 as 'Esmeralda'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink, light pink blending. [Pink.]  Moderate fragrance.  40 petals.  Large, full (26-40 petals), classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy.  Dark green foliage.  

Height: 30" to 6' (75 to 185cm).  Width: 2' (60cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Germany - Patent No: 987 276
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has rose pink flowers of excellent form... it won an award for fragrance and makes a good cut flower...
Zimbabwe patent application No. 8803 on April 25, 1988
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