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'Schwarze Madonna ™' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORschwama
Exhibition name: Schwarze Madonna ™
Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, before 1991).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 1992 as 'Schwarze Madonna'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red.  Velvety black-red.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: up to 32" (up to 80cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition, garden, hedge, landscape, shrub or specimen.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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) .  
Australia - Patent No: AU833P  on  16 Jun 1997
Application No: 1994/094  on  20 Apr 1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
'Konrad Henkel' x 'unnamed seedling'. Breeder: W Kordes and Son,
'Korschwama' was first sold in Germany in October 1992.
Germany - Patent  on  1991
Netherlands - Patent  on  1993
South Africa - Application  on  1994
United Kingdom - Application  on  1993