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'Sunsprite' rose References
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 184.  Includes photo(s).
 
Friesia Cluster-flowered. reimer Kordes 1977. Description... one of the outstanding yellow roses anywhere... Friesia (Friesland) is a province of the Low Countries, famous for dairying. This was one of the first roses to be given a 'codename'. Parentage: Unnamed seedling x 'Spanish Sun'
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 585.  
 
Sunsprite Floribunda, deep yellow, 1977, (KORresia; 'Friesia'); Seedling x 'Spanish Sun'; Kordes, R. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 235.  Includes photo(s).
 
Korresia ('Friesia', 'Fresia', 'Sunsprite') Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: 'Friedrich Wörlein' x 'Spanish Sun'. Germany 1974. Description and cultivation... One of the most justly admired yellow roses, which holds both its shape and its clear bright colour...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 186.  Includes photo(s).
 
('Sunsprite', KORresia, 'Friesia') A strong, bushy Floribunda. Kordes (Germany) 1977. ('Friedrich Wörlein' x 'Spanish Sun')
Book  (1975)  Page(s) 73.  
 
Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW.  New Roses.  
It is always an extra bonus to find fragrance in a rose, and we recall the wonderful fragrance of 'Friesia, that exceptionally good yellow floribunda which appeared on the market last year in limited numbers.
Magazine  (Aug 1974)  Page(s) 44.  
 
International Rose Novelties Competition 1974 in Baden-Baden....
Floribunda, 'Friesia', Kordes, Germany, 84.32 points, Gold
Book  (1974)  Page(s) 30.  
 
Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses.  
Friesia (Kordes). Perhaps because it is a really deep yellow which does not fade we consider this also to be an outstanding new release in this type. The florets run to about twenty-two petals and about three inches across, and the plant is well covered with the blooms. The fragrance in this variety is nothing short of fantastic. Growth is good, and foliage light green. For the second year running we now have something really splendid in a yellow floribunda. 
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