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'Sunsprite' rose Description
'Sunsprite (Floribunda, Kordes, 1973)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sunsprite Cottage
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Friesia (floribunda, Kordes, 1973)
KORresia

Also referenced as:  Fresia
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: KORresia
Exhibition name: Sunsprite
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1973).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Deep yellow.  Strong fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Prefers cool sites..  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Germany - Patent No: 899 293
 
United States - Patent No: PP 3,509   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Some difference of opinion about parentage, see References.