Rose (Rosa 'Sunsprite') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Sunsprite'
'KORresia'
'Friesia'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium yellow
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Bright yellow
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Reimer Kordes, 1973
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Friedrich Worlein x Spanish Sun
Child plants: 5 child plants

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A Week of Celebrating RosesA Week of Celebrating Roses
April 25, 2015

It's Roses Celebration Week, a week we've been looking forward to all year! This week we'll encourage everyone to share their photos, comments and information about roses. Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2017-04-26
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Location: Prescott, AZDate: 2017-08-17In  its Fifth Year, after an Exceptional July Monsoon.
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-27
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-27
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This Rose Blooms All Season Long! Lovely, Strong Scent.
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-03-29
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Location: Backyard in Tucson, ArizonaDate: 2010 late springFragrant Sunsprite rose
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Date: 2015-05-21
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Location: Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PA 17033Date: 2016-06-26Nice fragrance
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Location: OhioDate: 2008-07-19
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b.Date: 2010-07-30This is one of those roses that reliably supplies more blooms tha
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-06-08Plants in zone 5 die back to near ground-level, but recover nicel
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-03-30
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Location: Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PA 17033Date: 2016-06-26Nice fragrance
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Posted by quietyard (Tucson, Arizona) on Oct 1, 2011 3:45 PM

This is one of the most fragrant roses I have ever grown. I am often surprised by the strong aroma when I go outside . A wonderful surprise ! :-)

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 10, 2014 2:21 PM

No wonder Sunsprite is such a popular rose to grow. It has been around for over 35 years. Nurseries around here usually carry it in spring. A very cheerful yellow bloom that is sure to attract attention. I have my Sunsprites growing in the very front row of my front yard rose garden that I call Floribundaville so everyone passing by can easily see them. Such cheerful and bright lemon-yellow blooms and plenty of them. I do spray Sunsprite with a systemic fungicide to keep it disease-free here in my humid hot summers.

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