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Grandiflora Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose 'Arizona'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Arizona
Additional cultivar information:(aka WERina, Arizona Tocade, Tocade, PP3568)
Hybridized by Swim-Weeks
Registered or introduced: 1973
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Stems are very thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California

Mission Viejo, California

San Jose, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gulf Breeze, Florida

South China, Maine

Mentor, Ohio

Garland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 11, 2013, 80s_child from Hayward, CA wrote:

I bought this from Costco as rose tree last year,didn't know much about it BUT For Grandifora, Gives u LARGE blooms, very pretty colors like salmonish orange with hint of yellow inside , well growth and blooms repeatedly with light scent ,BUT gets REAL TALL,Needs pruning more often, I dont have any problem with diseases or anything with it .. Because I use Bayer all in one product on all my roses & also planted in sunny area, pretty colors with LARGE size blooms.. Nice tree & some people asked for name of the rose .. . Looks colorful and pretty in my garden, I'm happy with it!.


On Jan 12, 2011, HolyChickin from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

WOW! Is this one is very pretty! Nice big blooms, strong fragrance, hues of orange, yellow, salmon... exceedingly strong grower. I hacked mine up a few weeks ago and it is going bonkers! I should get crazy with the pruners more often!

There are only a couple of complaints I have... it has LOTS of thorns and is not very resistant to diseases. It is a blackspot magnet! Although, regular treatments of Immunox Plus and Neem have taken care of any disease problems. ;) Accordingly, I am rewarded with blooms the size of a grapefruit.


On May 10, 2010, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note Plant Patent number 3568 has expired.


On Feb 2, 2008, MistyPetals from North Augusta, SC wrote:

I purchased this plant today. AARS 1975. The canes are VERY thorny on this plant - OWWWWWCH.
It's a grandiflora with dark leathery leaves, upright and vigorous growth habit.I'll post again after this plant has an opportunity to "prove" itself in my garden. ;)


On Jun 10, 2006, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant is new to me. The blooms start off much more orange/peach colored and as it ages fade to a soft pink. Great scent that can be enjoyed just as passing by.