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.
We are excited to announce our 2019 New Release roses. As always, our new releases have been trialled and tested for several years on our farm in Portland, Victoria, and have been noted for their superior disease resistance and flowering abilities.
Included in this year’s selections are a variety of additions to the Kordes’ Special Series. Notably, Climbing Kiss Me Kate and Fruity Parfuma, two new Parfuma® Collection roses that compliment this very popular range of fragrant, healthy varieties. Kiss Me Kate is also an addition to the Climbing Max®Collection. Tallulah, is an exquisite addition to the Fairytale Roses® Collection and Black Forest Rose a delicious specimen to the Rigo Roses® Collection.
We are pleased to also announce the long-awaited release of two new David Austin roses, The Poet’s Wife and Olivia Rose Austin. These additions have proven to have strong qualities in disease resistance.
It is our pleasure to also include Australian bred roses amoungst this years releases, Lady Endo and Toni by Paul Haines and The Jubilee Rose by Bruce Brundrett.