South Africa Sunbelt Rose (Rosa ‘KORberbeni’)

South Africa Sunbelt Rose

Bring an exotic, sun-soaked look to your sunniest spaces with the exceptional Floribunda South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose (Rosa ‘KORberbeni’). Glorious, dark golden blooms light up your landscape with glowing amber tones that remain colorfast! People rave about the showy color of these moderately fragrant, double blooms. Each one features up to 25 petals, which makes them a nectar boon to butterflies and beneficial pollinators, too!

This award-winning, upright beauty reblooms clusters of incredible cupped flowers all season from late spring through fall. Part of the Sunbelt® Collection by Kordes, the South Africa® Rose bush really stands up to the heat! Developed by the gifted hybridizer, Tim-Hermann Kordes, the Sunbelt® series Roses work perfectly with today’s trend of developing very old-fashioned, romantic blooms, jam-packed with plenty of petals!

Heat and cold-tolerant throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, Sunbelt® Floribundas won’t fade or shrink in the hot weather and return strong winter after winter! Growing only 3-4 feet in height and 2-3 feet in width, any sized landscape can find room for these luscious easy-care peachy-apricot blooms!

Planting and Application:

Use this Gold Standard award-winner as a thrilling addition to jazz up your foundation plantings, Use South Africa® Rose in many ways around your property, and you’ll tie your landscape design together in a lively ribbon of color! Reimagine the south side of your mature evergreens with a mass planting of pretty apricot hues. Create a raised bed to make it easy to plant and maintain your collection! Remove some sod and add soil and mulch for a front island berm, filled with bright yellow spring flowers of a Forsythia bush and plenty of South Africa® Roses to round out the rest of the season!

In the city, plant your Rose South Africa® Sunbelt® in patio containers to decorate your terrace, porch, or balcony! Courtyards and modern sized-lots gain a bright sunspot of color without sacrificing space! Combine with a few of your other favorite Roses from, or plant matching pots with South Africa® for a streamlined, modern look.

This Floribunda holds its blooms in clusters. Snip one and you have a bouquet for your dining table! Cutting Roses actually helps to encourage faster reblooming…so go ahead and enjoy these dynamic flowers indoors! Much to your butterfly’s delight, more blooms will be continuously on the way until fall

  • Bright Apricot Double Blooms
  • Award-Winning Floribunda Rose
  • Lush Space-Saving Rounded Green Foliage Shrub
  • Great in Containers & As Cut Flowers For Bouquets
  • Specimen, Bright Accents, Hedges and Garden Enhancement

Tips for Care:

Get the best possible flower power from this fuss-free Rose with a sunny spot, well-drained soil, and good airflow. Regular water and Rose fertilizer should be applied on a schedule. Ensuring the soil is enriched and well-drained to enjoy the best performance is important. Provide a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the plant without letting it touch the stems. Don’t forget the Nature Hills Root Booster, to give this fragrant Rose life-long support when used during planting.

In early spring, start fresh by pruning all the canes down to six inches in early spring, cutting at a 45-degree angle above a nice, fat bud.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility & Watering
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Mulch Very Well

Create a garden feature to turn a wide, open space from “ho-hum” to dazzling!

South Africa Sunbelt Rose (Rosa ‘KORberbeni’) Details

Common name South Africa Sunbelt Rose
Botanical name Rosa 'KORberbeni'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Apricot