Soul Sister™ Sunbelt® Shrub Rose

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Free-Flowering and Fragrant

Are you growing Kordes roses yet? If not, you should be. This German company breeds roses on their own roots in the cold temperatures of northern Europe, selecting only those that demonstrate superior disease resistance, lush foliage, and heavy budding. We are delighted to be able to offer Soul Sister Sunbelt, one of Kordes' finest introductions.

Soul Sister™ Sunbelt® is a compact shrub rose, just a bit over 3 feet high and not quite that wide, with masses of fully double, damask scented blooms that arise in flushes from late spring all the way to early fall. The color is what sets these flowers apart: they are a peachy shade of apricot, most unusual and simply lovely.

The blooms reach at least 3 inches across, and have a petal-packed, cupped form. They open from the classic pointed, ovoid buds of hybrid tea fame, but their scent is a rich, old fashioned sweet damask you will love. Great for cutting and they are breathtaking in the garden too.

And the Kordes quality comes through in the leathery olive green foliage, which is lush and healthy throughout the season, even in humid climates. The blooms are followed by plentiful rose hips and the shrub looks great well into fall. Hardy through Zone 5 in the North, Soul Sister™ Sunbelt® offers excellent winter hardiness as well as summer stamina.

Make this floriferous, attractive shrub rose a centerpiece in your landscape. Whether you grow it for cut flowers or garden presence, it is a fine addition to any sunny spot in rich, well-drained soil. Expect several decades of beauty from this exceptional rose.

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Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety 'KORconvent'
ppaf PP 25,290
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Compact
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 32
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Apricot, Light Orange
Bud Shape Classic, Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Cupped, Double, Rosette
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fragrance Damask, Moderate
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 05, 2020

Love these beautiful roses!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is the second year since planting and they are flourishing! I was so happy that they were cold hearty as New Jersey’s winter lasted long this year. There are so many bulbs and blooms on my two rose shrubs they are just gorgeous! We planted them in memory of our two orange cats that past away in their 20’s last year And seeing the roses flower and thriving make me smile!!

Nicole from NJ
May 03, 2019

Soul Sister Love

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

First year didn't do much, but this year this year, it's blooming like crazy. The pictures don't do it justice. The colors are much brighter. It's beautiful!

TS from CA
May 03, 2019

Soul Sister Love

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

First year didn't do much, but this year this year, it's blooming like crazy. The pictures don't do it justice. The colors are much brighter. It's beautiful!

TS from CA
July 15, 2018

Apricot Charmer!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I live in a hot dry climate (Albuquerque, NM, zone 7-B), so I was intrigued by the Kordes 'Sunbelt' series, that are supposed to perform well in intense heat. This little Soul Sister has done just that, settling in to grow nicely as a 2 quart plant in 90-105 degree temps without batting an eye (well, 'petal')... She has put out a whole new set of emerald green leaves and some very full, rich blooms that are densely packed and have lasted a long time. So romantic and sweet! I'm in love with this little charmer and can't wait till she grows up...

ParisRoseLady from NM

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Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

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Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.


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Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.


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