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'World's Fair' rose Description
'World's Fair' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Matt's Northwest Florida Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Floribunda.
Registration name: World's Fair
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm J.H. Kordes II (1891-1976) (Germany, before 1938).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1939 as 'World's Fair'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1948 as 'Minna Kordes'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Crimson, ages to scarlet .  Moderate, spice fragrance.  18 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Leathery foliage.  

Height: up to 20" (up to 50cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 362  on  13 Feb 1940   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
The 1939 World's Fair opened in New York on April 3rd. Almost 45 million people attended.