There are some roses which really excel in our climate. ‘Sunny Sky’ has a proven track record – performing well in spring, summer and autumn producing flushes of quality blooms as well as demonstrating excellent resistance to blackspot and mildew. This variety is a great example of Kordes’ strict breeding program and “no spray” policy which aims to create and release vigorous healthy roses.
Bred by Kordes in 1999 and introduced in 2009, Sunny Sky is a multi-awarded, Gold Medal winner in rose trials around the world.
Sunny Sky is one of Kordes Eleganza Series. This rose is admired for its large, classically shaped, rich yellow blooms with a sweet fruity fragrance showing citrus, apple and peach. It has long pointed buds, large flowers (41+ petals) and mostly a single bloom per stem but occasional small clusters.
This bush produces a prolific number of blooms throughout the season, has a neat upright shape growing to 1.2m tall with healthy semi-glossy foliage. It’s great in the garden but also as a cut flower. Deadhead finished blooms to encourage the next flush of roses.
Available from Treloar Roses in Victoria. Visit the website www.treloarroses.com.au
Gold Medal Monza 2010
Gold Medal Belfast 2012
Gold Medal The Hague 2014
Gold Medal Glasgow 2014
City of Belfast Award Belfast 2012
Trophy Best HT La Tacita Italy 2012
Trophy Best HT Société Nationale d’Horticulture France 2014
ADR Trial Award Germany 2015
Rose of the Year Royal Horticultural Society UK 2016
Excellence Rose Royal Boskoop Hort Society (KVBC) Dutch-Belgian Award 2021
Text: Kelvin Trimper AM
Photo: Courtesy of Treloar Roses