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.
Ground Covers are extremely hardy and healthy. Generally they are very easy to grow and can withstand reasonably harsh conditions when mature. They flower with enormous freedom and continuity yet require little pruning. Very versatile, they are ideally suited for mass planting, borders, small gardens and pots. Average height to 50cm but width can vary.
Plant approximately 60cm to 1m apart - depending on the spread of the variety.