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'Cathrine Kordes' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 17-531
most recent 21 AUG 13 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 MAR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
This is a terrific red rose. It should be more popular. It's better than many more modern reds.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 24 MAR 07 by jedmar
You are right, Robert: Just look at how often she was used for breeding. How tall does she get in your garden?
Reply #2 of 7 posted 24 MAR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
She's a moderate grower at 4'-5' here, large foliage, very upright with strong stems, wonderful color and fragrance. There little doubt my specimen is virused. It must have been quite a rose when new.

As far as I know the only clones of Cathrine Kordes available in the U.S. all go back to a small piece that was saved from the destruction of an old municipal garden here in CA.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 24 MAR 07 by jedmar
Incredible! She's no longer in commerce in Europe. Some fresh blood from Sangerhausen is required.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 24 MAR 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
This cultivar needs to be cleaned up via virus indexing. It's certainly important enough. Perhaps someone will make the effort eventually. I hope so.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 17 JUL 11 by timdufelmeier
I bought one from a now closed antique rose (owned by a friend of Kim Rupert named Bob) nursery in Van Nuys, Ca. in the early 90s. It does not appear to be virused. Mine is more dark cerise than red and is a solid performer.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 17 JUL 11 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Tim, I'll bet yours is the same clone I had. I got mine from Kim. I think he told me it was rustled from Rose Hills years ago in someone's purse.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 21 AUG 13 by timdufelmeier
Noticed virus popping up this year on my bush. Still doing well and every cutting I planted this spring (1st time I've tried to this rose) rooted well. They are growing rapidly and already blooming full sized flowers.
Discussion id : 58-099
most recent 23 OCT 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 OCT 11 by Patricia Routley
There are a few puzzles in ‘Cathrine Kordes’. I’ve solved the puzzle I had with the seed parent (see Note) but I have been unable to solve the puzzle of why I have never seen a blood red, scarlet or crimson colour in my rose. It is usually a dark pink or cerise. I am getting the impression from the references that it pales in hot weather, but David Ruston from hottish Renmark recognised my rose here saying “Oh I love ‘Cathrine Kordes”. He might have recognised my label of course, but throughout the references, there has been much comment on how variable the colour was.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 OCT 11 by jedmar
One can see the colour variation in the photos of marcir
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