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Denomination: 'KORlinik'
Trade name: Sunny Kordana
Botanical Name: Rosa
Applicant/Holder: W. Kordes' Söhne Rosenschulen GmbH & Co. KG
Rosenstrasse 54
Klein Offenseth
Breeder: Wilhelm Kordes, Sparrieshoop, Germany
Agent in Canada: Cassan Maclean
336 MacLaren Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0M6
Tel: 613-238-6404 ext. 223
Application Date: 1998-03-11
Application Number: 98-1259
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-07-16
Certificate Number: 1208
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2004-07-16
Date rights revoked: 2012-12-04

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'POULgelb'

Summary: 'KORlinik' has longer and wider leaves than 'POULgelb'. The fully opened flowers of 'KORlinik' are star-shaped when viewed from above while those of 'POULgelb' are round shaped. The flower colour for 'KORlinik' is darker yellow than those of 'POULgelb'. The flower petals of 'KORlinik' are longer and wider than those of 'POULgelb'.


'KORlinik' is a miniature rose variety which has an upright to bushy growth habit. The leaves have weak glossiness and there are 5 leaflets per leaf. 'KORlinik' flowers almost continuously for more than 10 weeks. The number of flowers per flowering shoot is low. The flower buds are pointed with weak sepal extensions. 'KORlinik' produces lemon yellow coloured, double flowers which are star-shaped when viewed from above. When viewed from the side, the fully opened flowers of 'KORlinik' have a flat shaped upper part and a concave shaped lower part. The flower center is in-folded. There are very small spots at the base of the outer and inner sides of the petals. The colour of the filament of the outer stamen is yellow. The style is yellow in colour.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KORlinik' arose from a cross between an unnamed seedling as the female parent and the variety KORdaba as the male parent. The cross and initial selection took place at Sparrishoop, Germany in 1993.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'KORlinik' were conducted at Burnaby Lake Greenhouses, Surrey, British Columbia in 1999. The plants were grown in 10 cm pots in a greenhouse and there were more than 10 plants per variety. Unless otherwise indicated, measured characteristics were based on nine measurements.

Comparison tables for 'KORlinik' with reference variety 'POULgelb'

Leaf length (mm)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
mean 181 174
std. deviation 8 13

Leaf width (mm)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
mean 124 114
std. deviation 11 5

Colour of flower bud (one-quarter open) (RHS)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
upon opening 14A 8A
upper surface 14C 8B
lower surface 14C 8B

Flower colour (RHS)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
overall 12A 6A

Colour of outer side of petal (RHS)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
margin 12A 8D
middle zone 12A 6A
base 12B 2D

Colour of inner side of petal (RHS)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
margin 12B 6C
middle zone 12A 6D
base 12A 8B

Petal length (mm)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
mean 57 42
std. deviation 3 3

Petal width (mm)

  'KORlinik' 'POULgelb'
mean 45 37
std. deviation 5 4
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