Increasing environmental awareness and the need to eliminate the use of chemicals has led to a new philosophy in rose breeding. Many older rose varieties do not meet today’s requirements for disease resistance and abundance of flowers without the use of chemicals. Kordes’ have stopped the use of fungicides on their trial grounds allowing them to accurately assess each varieties characteristic. This has resulted in only the healthiest roses amongst the thousands on trial being released onto the market.
The new philosophy of roses breeding has meant that in comparison older varieties are more susceptible to disease. As a result, older varieties are gradually being removed from the market to be replaced with more resistant new releases.
If you are in search of roses that are beautiful, disease tolerant and easy to care for, look no further then Kordes' bred roses.
GOLD MEDAL AT THE NATIONAL ROSE TRIAL GARDEN AWARDS
Bordeaux, our gorgeous new release has recently been awarded GOLD MEDAL and BEST FLORIBUNDA OF TRIAL at the 2017 National Rose Trial Garden awards held in October.
Treloar Roses director Gary Matuschka and his wife Rachael attended the awards dinner and were elated to receive a total of six awards from seven varieties entered. By the end of the night, they went home with a Gold Medal, two Silver Medals, two Bronze Medals, plus the Best Floribunda trophy.
All varieties they entered were bred by Kordes Roses of Germany, world renown rose breeders who Treloar Roses are Australian agents for.
'The new varieties coming through from Kordes are so beautifully healthy and disease free, plus we are seeing a lot with fragrance now too, such as the recently released Parfuma collection' said Gary Matuschka, Treloar Roses director.
'The trial garden awards back up our own observations from trials here at the farm. There’s no doubt Australian gardeners will benefit from this new generation of healthy, easy to grow roses' he added.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ROSE TRIAL GARDEN OF AUSTRALIA AWARDS
The National Rose Trial Garden of Australia is based in Adelaide, with rose trials conducted over a two year period. During this time, each variety is assessed fourteen times by a team of ten independent assessors drawn from all forms of gardening. The criteria for judging includes habit, health, flowering, pest & disease tolerance and fragrance. The scores are then converted to a percentage for the purpose of determining awards.