Soul Sister was bred by Christian Bedard in the United States in 2008. It was introduced in the United States by Weeks in 2012 as ‘Koko Loco’. This rose was released in Australia in 2015 as ‘Soul Sister’ by Swane’s Nurseries as Agent for Weeks.
Soul Sister is a magnificent Floribunda with classic high pointed shaped blooms and a light scent, borne both singularly and in small clusters. The colour is very unusual, starting with bronze chocolate brown buds opening to a café latte colour fading to a soft lavender pink blend.
A healthy, well rounded bush, this rose grows to 1.5m high and 1.2m wide with semi glossy, medium green foliage. It is a very easy bush to grow and manage and benefits from continual picking and deadheading. Prolific flowering throughout the growing season makes this a very popular rose and flowers seem to last for a long time on the bush.
This delightful rose makes an ideal gift for a special friend who is your “Sister” in spirit or reality, and of course for yourself.
A highly recommended and beautiful rose, especially for those who like something a little different.
Available from Wagner’s Rose Nursery, Newman’s Nursery, Swane’s Nurseries, Treloar Roses, Silkies Rose Farm and Garden Express.
Certificate of Merit National Rose Trial Garden of Australia Adelaide 2013
Trophy Best Floribunda Adelaide, Australia Trophy Rose Hills USA 2013
Gold Medal Rose Hills International Rose Trials Rose Hills USA 2013
Text: Sharyn Perrin
Additional Information from helpmefind.com via Les Krake
Photos: Sharyn Perrin and Melanie Trimper