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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Gypsy'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gypsy
Additional cultivar information: (PP3163)
Hybridized by Swim & Weeks; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1972

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Hybrid Tea


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Orange red (or)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
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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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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bungalow1056 On May 3, 2010, bungalow1056 from Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very nice shrub form for a hybrid tea. The blooms are deep, rich scarlet. The buds are so dark they appear almost black. The fragrance is moderate- stronger on warm, sunny days. The blooms are long-lasting on the plant and in a vase. Typical to type, it blooms heavily in the spring then sporadically through the summer and fall here in central NC. I've noticed a mild susceptibility to black spot but no other serious diseases or pests.

Neutral Joan On Sep 10, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 3163 has expired
Positive lelamarie On Sep 9, 2009, lelamarie from Novato, CA wrote:

The Gypsy Rose grows well in warm weather and tolerates heat. It needs protection during spring freezes. Gypsy Rose is a red/orange color and often gets mixed up with Gypsy Carnival, but these are two different roses. Gypsy rose is red/orange with redish pick reverse.. where Gypsy Carnival is more a bright red with a yellow/white reverse. Although it is noted to have good disease resistance, I have had problems with mildew, which may be due to our cool damp springs.


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

Novato, California
San Francisco, California
Winston Salem, North Carolina

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