Rose (Rosa 'Kordes' Brillant') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Kordes' Brillant'

Also sold as:
Kordes Brilliant

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange red
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Tall, 4-7 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Reimer Kordes, 1983
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 4-7 feet
Plant Spread: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


Growing Roses in ColoradoGrowing Roses in Colorado
February 10, 2013

Roses: Ah, the "Queen of Flowers," the most popular flower given to sweethearts on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and even "oops, I messed up, honey, but here's a bouquet to make it better" day. You can grow roses!

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jun 21, 2013 12:05 PM

A very strong rose, survived me moving it 3 times in my yard. Withstands my extreme temperatures (100+ summer, -10+ winter). Doesn't fade, doesn't shatter easily. A tidy plant, not leggy.

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