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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose, Cluster Flowered Rose
Rosa 'Kosmos Fairy Tale'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kosmos Fairy Tale
Additional cultivar information: (Fairy Tale Rose Series, aka KosmosŪ Fairy Tale, KORpriggos, Brindisi)
Hybridized by Kordes; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Aug 27, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

3" flowers are creamy white with centers blushed pale apricot. Very full (80-90 petals), quartered, cupped, cluster-flowered, prolific bloom in flushes throughout the season. Grows 3-4' tall.

Highly resistant to black spot and powdery mildew. This was one of the highest rated roses on the list of top performers at the NYBG's Rockefeller Rose Garden, where no fungicide is used. In 2007, this cultivar won an ADR, the prestigious all-Germany sustainable rose performance trial, without fungicides, like the US EarthKind trials).

Hardy to Z5b.

The cultivar name is 'KORpriggos'. This is sold under the proprietary trade names "Kosmos™ Fairy Tale" or "BrindisiŪ" or "Good Bye Polio".

US PP # 21,314.


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

Bronx, New York

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