'Dortmund'

(Pronounced: DORT-mund)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Dortmund'

'Dortmund'

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This is a very young Dortmund specimen that is just starting to climb. In another year it will be well on its way up the post and arching over the entryway.

 

'Dortmund'

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The Dortmund blooms are single, bright medium red, and have a distinctive white eyes and a ruffled appearance .

 

'Dortmund'

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'Dortmund' blooms occur singly and also in massive clusters.

 

'Dortmund'

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'Dortmund' hips are plentiful and bright orange. They are about .4" in diameter and spherical.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Dortmund' is a beautiful red climber that grows 15' - 30', with medium-sized red flowers that have distinctive white eyes. The flowers have overlapping petals that give a ruffled appearance and they occur in spectacular clusters.

'Dortmund' was rated as one of the all time great roses by the members of the American Rose Society. In the fall, it has a nice display of hips.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Cassiorhodon

 
GROUP:

Kordes

 
CLASS:

K

 
SEED
PARENT:

Seedling  

POLLEN
PARENT:

R. kordesii  

BREEDER:

Kordes  

INTRODUCED:

'Dortmund' was introduced by Kordes (Germany) in 1955  

DATE:

1955 [ Germany ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    15 '     to    30 '          



'Dortmund' is a vigorous climber that grows to heights between 15' and 30.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and glossy. The thorns, which are numerous, have a redish hue on the new growth.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Dortmund' starts blooming mid-spring (April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.50"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    10      to      20           Petal Count:    5 to 5          

'Dortmund' blooms are single and bright medium red with golden stamens. The stamens are set off from the petals by a distinctive white eye. The petals of the flower overlap, giving a ruffled effect.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

'Dortmund' blooms are bright medium red with golden stamens and white eyes.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

SF - Slightly fragrant. 'Dortmund' has little or no fragrance.

 
HIPS:

'Dortmund' hips are plentiful, bright orange, and about .4" in diameter.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Dortmund' prefers six hours of bright sun per day, but it will tolerate some shade. It also tolerates poorer soils and has no particular disease problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Dortmund' is may be propagated by air layering, ground layering, or from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Worth growing for ornimental value of hips
    ** Suitable for use as a climbing or pillar rose
    ** Widely Availabile

'Dortmund' makes a spectacular pillar rose and is equally impressive on a pergola or fence.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 142.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 130.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 79.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 207-208.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 21, 92, 102, 127-128, 189.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, p. 183.