Floribunda, Shrub Rose 'Cream Abundance'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cream Abundance
Additional cultivar information:(aka HARflax, Covent Garden)
Hybridized by Harkness
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

White (w)

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Cartersville, Georgia

Nedrow, New York

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 15, 2015, Agent007 from Nedrow, NY wrote:

I've had this one going on my 3rd year now in a Zone 5b (Originally thought I was 5a, but okay). Anyway, the rose has nice form on a small shrub-like growth, about 3' sounds right. The only drawback for me is that mine has practically no fragrance until fully open, and even then, it's barely present. Perhaps the reason is my zone or maybe just my plant in particular, but now I can say that it isn't age. This may be the last year I keep this one.


On Oct 11, 2012, GAboy from Cartersville, GA wrote:

I've had this rose for 1 year and it has been fantastic. It just blooms, blooms, and blooms, big beautiful flowers with not problems. No problems in the hot GA weather.


On Jul 4, 2006, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Part of a new line from Harkness (Amber, Pink, Red and Sunny are others) resembling the Weeks "Talk" series, at least in appearance -- a floriferous. healthy cushion of flower all through the season.

I have only grown this plant one season, so can only vouch for its health, fragrance and florifeousness -- and, of course, the beauty of the flower.