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'Korona' rose References
Book  (1967)  Page(s) 214.  
 KORONA F mr , orange - scarlet . ( W. Kordes ; int . Wayside '59 ) ARA '54
Book  (1966)  Page(s) 40.  
Korona. Floribunda. Kordes 1953. (Obergärtner Wiebicke X Independence) Glowing orange-scarlet, semi-double flowers in large trusses. Slightly fragrant. Robust growth with long shoots from the base up to above knee height (29 in). Requires only light pruning.
Book  (1961)  Page(s) 54, 131.  
p. 54: In 1955...he [Kordes] introduced a hybrid polyantha, the flowers of which shone in an improbable luminosity. Kordes named it 'Korona' based on the bright halo of glowing gases which surround the sun. 

p. 131: 'Korona', W. Kordes' Sons. parentage ?, 1955, semi-double, medium size, orange-scarlet, vigorous, upright, 60 cm, no fragrance
Website/Catalog  (1958)  Page(s) 30.  
Hybrid Polyantha or Floribunda Roses. Korona (Kordes 1954) Very vivid large orange scarlet, semi-double blooms in clusters borne on extra vigorous tall growth.  Gold Medal N.R.S.  (Must not be confused with H.T. 'Korovo').  Semi-double. Extra tall. 
Book  (1958)  Page(s) 187.  
Korona. F. (Kordes, int. Morse, '55.) Medium size (2½ in.), semi-dbl. (20 petals), slightly fragrant, orange-scarlet; large truss. Vig., upright; free bloom. NRS Gold Medal, '54.
Magazine  (1958)  Page(s) 551.  
Korona Kordes , 1953 ) . Bright even on the dullest of days , with the orange scarlet , a most striking colour . greyest of skies ( and we have had many The blooms are semi - double and .
Book  (1956)  Page(s) 31.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  Some New Roses For 1956.
Korona (Kordes 1954). Unusually vivid orange scarlet, large semi-double shapely blooms in clusters borne above leathery foliage on extra vigorous growth. It is very free flowering but only slightly fragrant. Awarded a Gold Medal N.R.S. in 1954. Care must be taken not to confuse it with Hybrid Tea 'Korovo'.
Book  (1956)  Page(s) 125, 136.  Includes photo(s).
p. 125: 'Siren' and 'Korona', both from Kordes, are two of those intensely scarlet-coloured descendants of Baby Château, through 'Sondermeldung'. ...'Korona is one of the brightest, it gives a patch ...

p. 136. Korona. Kordes, 1954. Brilliant orange-scarlet; medium-sized individually but in very large clusters; slightly fragrant; very free and vigorous. An outstanding brilliantly coloured bedding rose. Plate 35.
Book  (1956)  Page(s) 127.  
Korona (W. Kordes' Sons 55), hybrid polyantha, orange-scarlet, semi-double, large, bushy, floriferous, moderately hardy, moderatrely resistent
Book  (1955)  Page(s) 145.  
Show Awards 1954
Korona (flori) Raiser W. Kordes, Germany. Distributors Henry Morse & Sons, Norwich. A glowing orange scarlet  floribunda, the semi-double blooms of 2 1/2 inches across being produced in large trusses. An upright and vigorous growing variety with medium green foliage. Free flowering and slightly fragrant. Awarded a trial ground certificate in 1953. Trial Ground No. 792.
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