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'Sunsprite' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 97-809
most recent 3 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 MAR 17 by Plazbo
I admit I may be an anomaly but Friesia isn't rust resistant in the foliage for me. I do grow in it a warm and often humid environment though (Sydney, Australia). Very good plant in every other way though.
Discussion id : 93-036
most recent 27 MAY 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 MAY 16 by Sulis
This rose has been practically indestructible. It was planted in our yard when we bought our house. That year, it was eaten almost to the ground by Japanese beetles. It came back the next, just as strongly.

The summer of our third year, a storm blew a tree onto the bush, breaking a number of canes. I pruned away the damage, but the bush was less than half the size it had been. A strong freeze that winter took out almost everything else that was left, but once things thawed out and the dead wood was taken away, we had more blooms than ever.

Two years later, it's still going strong. The flowers smell wonderful, and the bush is now taller than my mailbox. Yes, the blooms don't last as long as I'd like, but they're plentiful and they just keep coming, so it's not a huge problem.

No issues with blackspot or mildew, even when other bushes are affected.
Discussion id : 86-451
most recent 8 JUL 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 JUL 15 by darksome
This rose never stops growing new buds. I planted my first Friesia this year and it already had more than 5 blooms. Right now it has 10 new growing buds. The foliage is really healthy and pest resistant. The scent is rosy fresh, sweet, but with a soapy undertone. The only bad thing about Friesia is that the blooming petals really quickly fall apart.
Discussion id : 77-643
most recent 28 NOV 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 APR 14 by rose88
This is "friesia" or"all gold"?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 28 NOV 14 by Michael Garhart
Im almost inclined to say neither, as Im squinting to see the foliage and petal shape in the photo. I have not seeing the holly-like foliage of Sunsprite, or the glossy, thin-celled foliage type of Allgold, which is somewhat like the foliage and stems of Golden Masterpiece. The rose in the photo seems spreading like Allgold, with low clustering like Sunsprite, and the pale lemon tone like neither rose, with very rounded form, also unlike both roses.

I have no clue what the rose in the picture actually is, but it is definitely a yellow floribunda of some sort.
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