Kordes roses verdict: excellent
Well last spring I planted some Kordes roses upon recommendations on this website. They bloomed well and were relatively disease free all last summer. This winter, we had a bad one with a neg. 14 below F They all survived. Minimal if any cane damage.
Especially the grandiflora Eliza, last year this roses had almost NO disease on the leaves. And after the winter is now about 5 feet all. I would recommend this to anyone! It is a very upright habit as compared to the other kordes I bought.
The Kordes I tried:
elegant fairy tale
Marie Luise Marjan
I am going to have to try more this next year, I did not purchase any thing spring because I wanted to see what a zone 5 winter did to them with no special winter prep like mulch and they all passed.