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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Caramella'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Caramella
Additional cultivar information: (aka KORkinteral, Caramella, Caramel Fairly Tale, Reminiscence)
Hybridized by Kordes; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive melody On Jan 20, 2015, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Testing, testing system.

Positive coriaceous On Jan 19, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Light amber-caramel blend with darker reverse. 4" bloom, very full, with 41+ petals, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Cluster-flowered, in small clusters.

This shrub variety was designated a top performer by the Abbey Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, where no fungicides are used. It is exceptionally resistant to black spot and powdery mildew, and is a valuable shrub for any sustainably managed garden here in eastern N. America.

This variety is hardy at least through Z5b.

One of Kordes' Fairy Tale rose series, with very full, old-fashioned flower shapes---a response to the success of Austin's English roses. Roses of this series have better disease resistance than the English roses but are not notably fragrant.

Kortrijk Silver Medal 2004
Hradec Kralov Silver Medal 2006

seed: Rugelda
pollen: Westerland (Shrub, Kordes, 1969) Seedling

Australian PBR 2003
Germany PBR 2000
EU PBR 2000


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, British Columbia
San Jose, California
Sebastopol, California
Bronx, New York
Columbia, South Carolina

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