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 have an excellent range of new releases for 2020 and are very excited for you to enjoy their magnificence!
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. You can be sure by selecting any of the new release roses that you will have a tough and well performing rose as an addition to your garden.
Our two feature releases are Golden Beauty & Adorable, both awarded the People's Choice Award at the National Rose Trial Garden of Australia in 2018 and 2019. Both roses also won Gold Medal.
We also have two new fantastic additions to the Kordes' Collection. Adorable with a lovely fragrance is the new member to the Parfuma® Collection. While No Surrender is the latest addition to the Fairytale Roses® Collection.
We are delighted to have partnered with 'The Descendants of the Rats of Tobruk Australia Association Inc' to name No Surrender to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk. $2 from the sale of each No Surrender rose will be donated to the organisation to help with their commemoration events in April 2021.
We must also highlight Desdemona - this years long awaited David Austin release. A beautiful addition to the English roses.
See below for further info and ordering of all our New Releases for 2020!