Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Pearl Abundance'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pearl Abundance
Additional cultivar information:(aka HARfrisky, The Soham Rose)
Hybridized by Harkness
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Class:

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 21, 2012, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This rose is chosen as a tribute to the Soham school girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. The girls went missing on 4 August 2002 after being seen walking near their homes in Soham. Their bodies were found two weeks later in a ditch near Lakenheath, Suffolk. 'The Soham Rose' was unveiled at the 2003 Chelsea Flower Show. The pearl pink flower, grown by Harkness Roses, has been named 'The Soham Rose' after the poem written by Holly's father Kevin in his farewell to his daughter. Both the Wells and Chapman families were offered the blooms to be planted in their gardens in memory of their 10-year-old daughters. The rose has been specially selected by Robert Harkness. The idea came from rose photographer Les Puskas who said: ".. It is a fitting tribute to the girls - a beautiful rose for two... read more