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'Soul Sister' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-771
most recent 4 JUN SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 MAY 19 by Michael Garhart
I am hazarding a guess that the unknown portion is Lion's Fairy Tale.

I got this rose last august and it immediately developed diseases (plural). I felt that fall was a bad time to evaluate a rose, so I let it grow out this spring. Same diseases (mildew, downy and cercospora). It's a hot mess. I'll let it grow out for the summer since the spot isn't being used for now, and I'll evaluate it some more, but it's definitely getting the shovel treatment.

Bloom color is interesting. It's a haunting tone f apricot in the autumn. The form is too inconvenient for rain though. Holds water and won't let it out.

Might be an okay rose in a dry climate away from the coast line? The size is nice.

Edit: July 2019: Dug it up, made it compost. Riddled with... everything. Absolutely defoliated and decrepit. Looked like downy, powdery, and some bs or anthracnose.. hard to tell at that stage.

Similar roses in this color range I had recently bought: Crazy Love, Mango Veranda, and Sunsay did not have these issues and look fine. Look like normal garden roses right now.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 30 MAY by NewbieRoseAddict
Mine is not healthy either, lots of BS. Giving her until next year and see if she gets better when more established. I am surprised because Kordes roses are always healthy for me.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 30 MAY by Michael Garhart
Kordes has some real duds. They are improving bit by bit, but only a few of them are even highly rated in Kordes system itself. For example, Sunny Sky is rated by their own tested as among the best, and its a real nice HT with good health, but the color is so-so.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 30 MAY by NewbieRoseAddict
I don’t have Sunny Sky but have many others - Florentina, Pink Enchantment, Summer Romance, Honeymoon, Fire Opal etc. and they are all in excellent health and have beautiful blooms.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 2 JUN by Michael Garhart
I can add Garden Delight, Summer Sun, and Milano Kolorscape to the "good ones list," as well.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 4 JUN by Palustris
I love the roses from Kordes. I can recommend 'Lavender Lassie' a 6' shrub that grows upright and flowers on and off during the summer. 'Scharlachglut' is one of my favorite roses makes a bold statement in the landscape with its vase shaped canes and its bright red flowers. 'Amadeus' is another large rose for the landscape not as upright as 'Lavender Lassie' and 'Scharlachglut' but its red flowers come in reliable flushes during the summer. 'Raubritter' has very distinctive pink cupped flowers of great beauty. It makes a low growing mounding plant for the front of the border. Once blooming 'Fritz Nobis' is a rose I have enjoyed in my garden for 30 years.
Discussion id : 123-318
most recent 29 SEP 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 SEP 20 by Patricia Routley
Certified Roses website (see 2020 reference) are quoting a parentage for Soul Sister KORconvent as (Gingersnap x Double Delight).
HelpMeFind are quoting the parentage taken from the Patent (KORunrok x unnamed seedling).

Gingersnap AROsnap was a Delbard 1977 rose.
KORunrok was a Kordes 1995 rose which was never released or named.
Can anybody shed further light?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 29 SEP 20 by jedmar
Once a rep of a rose breeder told me "we can state anything we want in patents"!
I would ask Rostom for clarification, but I am afraid they still believe in muddying the waters, although I do not see the point: the chance of getting the same result by repeating a cross is more like nil.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 29 SEP 20 by Patricia Routley
I’ve sent an email to both Kordes, and to Certified Roses asking for clarification.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 29 SEP 20 by Patricia Routley
Kordes have replied the parentage is correct as HelpMeFind has it. I have underlined the incorrect parentage in the 2020 reference.
Discussion id : 118-209
most recent 30 AUG 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 AUG 19 by BenT_TX
Soul Sister has been an excellent floribunda for its heavy flowering, dense compact habit, and good general health. I’d say it’d be my ‘go to’ apricot for easy care and great garden color. The color is deeper than most apricots, bordering on orange in cool weather. As with most all roses in this color range, they lighten considerably as they age. Like many of the newer Kordes roses, the petals are rather short and unrefined at the edges, so its not the most beautiful individual flower to my eyes, but the plant as a whole is an excellent garden specimen.
Discussion id : 96-443
most recent 19 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 DEC 16 by North Houston Roses
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