Rosa 'Sunsprite'

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Rosa 'Sunsprite'
Rosa Sunsprite.jpg
Hybrid parentage

Rosa hybrid

'Friedrich Wörlein' × 'Spanish Sun'
Cultivar Rosa 'Sunsprite'
Origin Reimer Kordes, 1973 (Germany)

Sunsprite (syn. 'KORresia', 'Friesia') is a rose variety developed by Reimer Kordes and introduced in 1973. The rose was derived from the cultivars 'Friedrich Wörlein' × 'Spanish Sun' and is one of the most successful floribunda roses.

Its sunny yellow blooms are large and flat with 17 to 25 petals and have a very strong fragrance. The blooming period lasts from June to September. The flower is not well suited as a cutflower, as it has short stems and only lasts for a short period of time after cutting.

The plant has light-green, glossy leaves, reaches about 40 to 60 cm height, is very disease resistant and hardy (USDA zone 6b) and can be grown on the ground or in containers.


  • Baden Baden Gold Medal 1972
  • ADR-Rose 1973 (detracted)
  • James Alexander Gamble Fragrance Award 1979
  • James Mason Memorial Medal 1989
  • RNRS Gold Medal 1989

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