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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Colorific'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Colorific
Additional cultivar information: (aka Wekplalajaro)
Hybridized by Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Bloom Color:
Orange and orange blend (ob)
Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By grafting

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tgwWhale On Nov 7, 2012, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

This is an odd rose. It's called a floribunda but it doesn't always have clusters of flowers. Especially toward fall it will throw single roses like a hybrid tea has. But the shape of the bush remains that of a floribunda -- low and rounded rather than tall and leggy. When it throws the single blooms, they commonly are on stems long enough for cutting, though the stems tend to be less thick and stiff than those of a hybrid tea. As a cutflower is is gorgeous but not as long-lasting as one might like.

The blooms are beautiful when they open -- yellow/orange/pink. As is typical with roses in this color group, the blooms fade and become less attractive as they age. With Colorific the faded blooms are a mixture of red or pink and off-white -- not ugly, but far less beautiful than when they open. Because they fade far less quickly in cool weather, this rose is prettier in the fall than in the summer; and it is a hardy fall bloomer. This season I harvested my last bloom in the latter part of October -- and in NE Wisconsin, that is really something!

They foliage is disease resistant and the fragrance is mild but present. When boxed up and buried in ground, it makes it through our bitter Wisconsin winters. I have one; I plan to add another next spring. I love this rose. A strong thumbs up!

Positive bookreader451 On Aug 23, 2011, bookreader451 from Troy, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I put this rose in this year and I am very pleased with the performance. Little blackspot and has just kept blooming.


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

Sebastopol, California
Bay City, Michigan
Troy, New York
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Sulphur Springs, Texas

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