‘Spring Surprise’

Dark rose-pink flowers, III–V; dark green foliage without coloured tips on the young shoots in spring; broad upright habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Selected seedling resulting from the breeding programme of Kurt Kramer in Edewecht-Siiddorf, Germany 1992, and introduced by Kingfisher Nursery, Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire, England, in 1994. Plant Breeders’ Rights granted in Germany on 31 March 1995. This is a tetraploid and hence fertile.

Named originally as “Rosa 12”, but changed to ‘Spring Surprise’.