Floribunda with an orange like Tropicana?

york_roseNovember 23, 2010

If you were going to grow a Floribunda rose that was orange in the same way that Tropicana is orange, what Floribunda(s) would you pick?

I'm looking for an orange rose that's more or less the same color as Tropicana, but a bit shorter (say, in zone 6 no more than 3' tall).

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kstrong(10 So Cal)

Marmalade Skies.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2010 at 9:21PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Umm, Tropicana:-)

My recollection is that in a midwestern zone 5, it was about 3 ft tall. So in an eastern zone 6, it should be about the same.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2010 at 9:30PM
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york_rose

My recollection is that in a midwestern zone 5, it was about 3 ft tall. So in an eastern zone 6, it should be about the same.

Hmmmmmmm.................

Not sure about that. I think it's probably taller than 3'. Fragrant Cloud is 4'+, and I intend to place this nearby (in the same bed, but with a little more sun). Paul Shirville (for those who know it) is also nearby, but it's no more than 3' tall.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2010 at 9:37PM
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lagomorphmom(z10Coastal and z8Mtn CA)

I ditto Marmalade Skies. What a trooper!!! It's almost bullet proof for fungus in coastal SoCal and in the z8 mountains (no fungus pressure) where we get 4' of snow (but the single or less digits are unusual) it is still a trooper. For z6... I dunno, but I think it's worth a try if you want a cute little dynamo that keeps pumping the flowers. I don't have it in z8, my neighbor across the street does - funny thing, once you have one, you can spot it anywhere. (Btw, it is curbside across the street, so as the plows do tend to plow, 4' could easily build into 6-7' - in spring, they still look just as good).

I think that it is a very under-appreciated rose.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2010 at 10:25PM
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professorroush(6A)

Rosa âÂÂLight My Fireâ or JACcorflo is a Jackson/Perkins floribunda that is very very orange. It's about 2-2.5 feet in my climate.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Musings blog.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2010 at 11:06AM
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particentral(8)

VAVOOM! it is a tremendous rose that catches attention like mad and smells good too!

    Bookmark   November 24, 2010 at 3:52PM
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kentucky_rose zone 6

Marmalade Skies. I've seen Gingersnap and it was similar to Marmalade Skies.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2010 at 12:47PM
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dan_keil_cr Keil(Illinois z5)

Try kanagem. It's a nice orange color.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2010 at 5:02PM
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york_rose

So far the truest orange recommendations are scentless roses (or nearly so).

Any out there that are scented?

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 10:59AM
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kstrong(10 So Cal)

Orange and fragrance is not a particularly common occurrence. I do have one that I have hopes for, however. That one is Festivity, which I just got from Eurodesert. HMF reports strong fragrance, and the first bloom was very pretty, and very orange, but I don't recall as I sit here whether I ever stuck my nose in that bloom or not.

Almost nothing will beat Marmalade Skies for quantity of bloom, however. It's a bloom fiend.

Kathy

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 11:36AM
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