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'Dark Desire' rose Description
'Gräfin Diana ®' rose photo
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Gräfin Diana ®
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2003).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2012 as 'Gräfin Diana'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 2012 as 'Burgundy Panarosa'.
Introduced in France by Globe Planter in 2015 as 'Madame de Montespan'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC in 2015 as 'Dark Desire'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 2016 as 'Dark Desire'.
Hybrid Tea.   (Series: Parfuma® Collection)  
Violet - red.  Nearly black bud opens to violet red bloom..  Strong, apricot or peach, citrus, fruity, geranium, honey, lemon, myrrh, rose fragrance.  65 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  5 leaflets.  

Height: up to 4½' (up to 135cm).  Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.  
United States - Patent No: PP 25,528  on  12 May 2015   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/987,438  on  24 Jul 2013
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 2003. The crossing was between an ‘un-named seedling’, the seed parent, and another ‘un-named seedling’, the pollen parent by the same inventor.
Ploidy checked by David Zlesak, July 11, 2016
Dedicated to Countess Diana Bernadotte (b. April 18, 1982 Scherzingen), of the Bernadotte family branch of Mainau, Germany.
Parentage of Gräfin Diana is stated here as Chartreuse de Parme x (Esther Geldenhuys X Seedling)