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PlantFiles: Kordesii Rose, Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Dortmund'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dortmund
Hybridized by Kordes; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1955

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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:
Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:
Eye present

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mickgene On Jun 9, 2005, mickgene from Linden, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

It's the most floriferous rose I have.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Jun 4, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in Germany. Won the following awards:

ADR Anerkannte Deutsche Rose in 1854
Portland Gold Medal in 1971
Victorian from the Central Arkansas Rose Society in 1999
Award of Garden Merit in 2001
Classic Shrub Rose thirty one times from 1998-2001
Shrub four times 1998-2001

Seed: Seedling
Pollen: R. kordesii


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

Ketchikan, Alaska
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Arvada, Colorado
Garden City, Idaho
Homer Glen, Illinois
Bronx, New York
Sarver, Pennsylvania
Colleyville, Texas
Linden, Virginia

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