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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Mardi Gras'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mardi Gras
Additional cultivar information: (aka Mardi Gras, Jacfrain)
Hybridized by Zary-Jackson & Perkins; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Yellow blend (yb)
Orange and orange blend (ob)
Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Susceptible to black spot

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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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DaylilySLP On Mar 8, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:


Positive twodoxiesdad On Jan 16, 2011, twodoxiesdad from Canton, GA wrote:

in its second year the mardi gras in my back yard got 7 ft tall and about 5 ft around....i clipped over 500 flowers off it through the season.....its absolutely fantastic

Neutral LauraSteele On Nov 12, 2010, LauraSteele from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

AARS for 2008. It's listed as a floribunda rose in the Lakeside Park rose gardens in Fort Wayne, IN.

Positive litisk On Jun 27, 2010, litisk from Gold Canyon, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

The blooms on my plant are wonderful. Brightly multicolored and gorgeous. I've had no problems at all with this plant. Would recommend buying this one to everyone.

Positive catnip_tx On Apr 8, 2010, catnip_tx from Mount Enterprise, TX wrote:

We have old garden roses almost exclusively but we fell for this one at Chamblee's. It has survived one humid East Texas summer and a harsh winter (for us anyway) and is blooming up a storm this spring. We have had no disease problems with this rose, probably because of it's windy western location in our garden. It is fragrant and gorgeous in the afternoon sun.

Positive skiekitty On Aug 12, 2008, skiekitty from Parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Extremely easy to care for, doesn't seem to mind extreme heat (here in CO it's been miserable this summer) and drought (I've been stingy with the water as my bill is ridiculous already). New buds are a breath-taking neon orange opening up to a luscious rosey yellow/white and, as time takes it's toll, seems to deepen almost to a magenta color. I'm *so* very happy with this rose.. let's just see how it handles our winter.

Update - June 09. OMG, this is the bomb as far as roses go! Handled our extreme spring like a major trooper.. we had no "winter" as to say, with only like 1 day where it got below -10, and then we had a HARD spring with one day literally in the 80s, and the next day the low for the night was -15!!! Talk about the Dark Side of the Moon as far as temperature differences! Anyways, this rose came through and is blooming like mad already.. I've added a new picture and it's, if I may say so myself, breathtaking! I LOVE this rose!!


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

, (2 reports)
Madison, Alabama
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Beaumont, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Parker, Colorado
Canton, Georgia
Mackinaw, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)
Long Branch, New Jersey
Portland, Oregon
Lubbock, Texas
Mount Enterprise, Texas
Paris, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Sterling, Virginia

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