Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Cinco de Mayo Additional cultivar information: (PPAF; aka Wekcobeju, Celebration Time) Hybridized by T. Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006
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: Russet (r)
Bloom Shape: Double
Flower Fragrance: No fragrance
Bloom Time: Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall Blooms repeatedly
I just purchased this variety at a garden center on Kauai. I had never seen this variety before but the color and the softness of the petals drew me in. I am a relatively novice rose grower, having never grown roses in Hawaii. I hope this bush will thrive well here, as I live on the sunny dry side of the island. I will post as to my progress on this journey. Aloha :)
On Jul 17, 2012, jazzy1okc from Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
I have not grown this rose but observed it very carefully all throughout spring in the nursery where I work. The flowers, form, and foliage are magnificent and so is the fragrance. While other roses seemed to struggle to recuperate from a hail storm, bouts of black spot, etc., this beauty took the same challenges in stride and never skipped a beat. I hate that I didn't buy one for myself and will definitely be poised to snag one next year.
I agree that, although it isn't noted in the official descriptions, this rose has a really lovely scent.
On Jun 11, 2010, curlygirlca from Orange, CA wrote:
I have three growing through a Shiny Xylosma hedge and it's beautiful when the various shades of color are poking through the hedge. It also smells very nice. The range of colors are lovely. I'm actually going to put one more to replace a lavender that croaked.
On Apr 28, 2010, PenelopeEC from Dallas, TX wrote:
Most people say that this particular rose doesn't have any fragrance but the one outside my front door does. It smells heavenly with that classic "rose" scent.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Fayetteville, Arkansas Orange, California San Anselmo, California San Jose, California Sebastopol, California Cocoa, Florida Indian Harbour Beach, Florida June Park, Florida Kekaha, Hawaii Baton Rouge, Louisiana Lothian, Maryland Royal Oak, Michigan Amherst, New Hampshire , New York Troy, New York Bay Village, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Dallas, Texas Marshall Creek, Texas Paris, Texas Herriman, Utah