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.
Hybrid Tea roses never go out of style, but many former varieties do not meet the requirements of customers for healthy and resistant roses. This market gap can now be filled by the Eleganza® Collection.
Resulting from a change during Kordes breeding program over 20 years ago, where they moved away from pesticide and fungicide usage. Only the strongest most vigorous and floriferous specimens emerge, to then be selected from as release candidates for the rest of us to enjoy in our gardens.
In this special selection W. Kordes’ Söhne unites the elegance of Hybrid Tea roses with superb disease resistance and the ability of these treasures to even be planted in large containers.
With this collection, gardeners can eagerly look forward to the next rose season!
Below are the varieties from the Eleganza® Collection that have been released on to the Australian market so far...