'Sunsprite' rose Description
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Deep yellow Floribunda.Registration name: KORresiaExhibition name:
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.
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).
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).
Germany - Patent No: 899 293
United States - Patent No: PP 3,509 on 5 Mar 1974 VIEW USPTO PATENT
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