Rose (Rosa 'Wedding Bells') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Wedding Bells'
'KORsteflali'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, upright
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: W. Kordes & Sons, 2001

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: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Unknown

The flowers of Wedding Bells have a very heavy substance.

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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-09-11The flowers of Wedding Bells have a very heavy substance.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-10-29Wedding Bells stands up well to rain; heavy-substance petals
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-06-15
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-09-29
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Location:  My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-31
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-10-13
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Location: In my 8A garden.Date: 04-12-2017Purchased from Chamblee's in Tyler, Texas
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-06-15
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-31
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-10No spray.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-09-29
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-06-13
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-07-23Blooming during a 95 degree heat wave!
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-10-16
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Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Date: 2015-06-10
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-09-27Late September bud.
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Location: Whetstone Park of Roses, Columbus OH USADate: 2016-06-26
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Comments:
Posted by csandt (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 31, 2016 11:00 AM

I planted 'Wedding Bells' grafted to Multiflora rose stock from Palatine Roses in early spring, 2016. It produced beautiful blooms in June, but as the summer heat increased, bloom quality declined (e.g., ugly brown edges on the petals). As cooler fall weather settled in, the blooms became beautiful once again. I was never able to detect any fragrance; nor could any visitors to my garden. Based on one season in my zone 6b Pennsylvania garden, it seems that 'Wedding Bells' is stressed by hot summer temperatures and very happy in cooler weather .

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