Kardinal – Hybrid Tea rose of immaculate form and the brightest, rich ‘kardinal’ red very frequently seen at a rose show adorned with ‘First Prize’ sashes!
Raised by Kordes, Germany 1985 and originally produced for the cut-flower market, this rose does exceedingly well in the home garden and one bush will continually produce many perfect flowers. However, if three bushes are planted in a clump, gardeners would never have to purchase a red rose from the florist because this abundant flowering rose will generously provide bunches of vase quality roses throughout the season.
Unfortunately, because of it’s perfect form, Kardinal invites you to take a sniff to enjoy the perfume – the disappointment of little or no fragrance lasts only moments because the flowers will endure in the vase for more than 10 days! The strong, long stems on this rose carry lots of prickles and there is usually one rose per stem which makes it easy to use a de-thorner.
The foliage is semi-glossy, dark green and has good resistance to black-spot and mildew. If Kardinal is well nurtured, the flowers will be large and flower production will be immense in all weather conditions.
- Prolific cut flower suitable for garden culture
- Long vase life
- Healthy and robust