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PlantFiles: Floribunda, Grandiflora Rose
Rosa 'Strike It Rich'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Strike It Rich
Additional cultivar information: (PP19144, aka WEKBepmey, Strike It Rich, Orientalia )
Hybridized by Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)
Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Bloom Color:
Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

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5 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive 80s_child On Feb 12, 2013, 80s_child from Hayward, CA wrote:

Beautiful Golden DEEP Yellow with Hint of Red, VERY Vigorous plant ,re-blooms quickly & easy to taker of, gets real BIG & BUSHY tho. I have couple of these as rose bush & tree ..real pretty with kinda large size blooms for Grandiflora Rose,this one and ABOUT FACE both of my FAVS in Garden, BOTH loves the Sun & the Heat .make sure u have the right SUNNY place for it , then gives u a lots blooms & re-blooms quickly & continuously, With Hit of fertilizer once a month in growing season, VERY happy with it & also disease FREE!

Positive whalloper On May 20, 2012, whalloper from Bear, DE wrote:

This is only the second year keeping this rose, but its habit is one of my favorite in the garden. The flowers are mostly a golden yellow with blending of peach tones, really nice in my opinion...almost tacky, but certainly not. The flower carries a moderate intense sweet damask fragrance.

The flowers form in excuisitely perfect clusters on long stems which could be cut at the cane and placed into a vase.

I have had no disease/pest problems using Bayer 3in1 systemic (once a month) and spectrocide 3in1 spray(once every 2 weeks).

Negative AZ_Alkmaar On Mar 13, 2011, AZ_Alkmaar from Westfield, IN wrote:

Plant was subject to dwarf virus and i had to discard it.

Positive tgwWhale On Jan 1, 2011, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

I bought two of these roses about three years ago. One died the first winter; the other thrives and makes it through ugly NE Wisconsin winters well if buried in ground. The blooms are pretty, it is one of the few in the yellow spectrum I have been able to grow with success. The stems are long for a grandiflora, and are reddish and attractive. There are not many thorns on the flower stems at all. Because it is a grandiflora, it will through a bunch of blooms at one time, making it easy to get enough for cut flower arrangements.

I give this rose a "thumbs up" with the hope that it is more commonly like the hardy one I have that makes it through the winter, rather than the wimpy one that died the first winter.

Positive Mom22Zone5 On Jun 21, 2010, Mom22Zone5 from Omaha, NE wrote:

This is the plant's second year in zone 5 and it has been moved twice! It is flowering profusely this June (2010) but all the irisis and roses did. Must have been a good winter for plants. It opens a peach-orange and turns to yellow the more mature it gets. Lovely scent and beautiful in bouquets. Repeat-blooms through the year to Fall. It got some rose slug from a neighboring plant but seems to be doing ok now.

Neutral AngelSong On May 27, 2008, AngelSong from Victoria, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

Positive goofybulb On Mar 30, 2008, goofybulb from El Paso, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have "Strike it rich" since June 2007, a shopping spree at the local Home Depot. Except for a black spot problem that I managed to treat in full Florida summer, I am very happy with this beautiful orange-apricot very fragrant rose.
It doesn't behave quite like a floribunda to me, but I've had plenty of flowers. It is a bit leggier than other varieties that I have now, but it might be different lighting conditions.

Neutral mystic On Feb 9, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

2007 AARS (All-American Rose Selection) winner.


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

Huntsville, Alabama
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Hayward, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Cruz, California
Broomfield, Colorado
Bear, Delaware
Cocoa, Florida
Miami, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Omaha, Nebraska
Dallas, Oregon
El Paso, Texas
Inez, Texas
Linden, Virginia
Casco, Wisconsin

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