China-Bengale, Floribunda, Hybrid Tea, Polyantha Rose
Rosa 'Bloomfield Abundance'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bloomfield Abundance
Hybridized by Thomas
Registered or introduced: 1920
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Class:

China

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Hybrid Tea

Polyantha

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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

Bloom Color:

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By budding

Regional

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

San Francisco, California

Shreveport, Louisiana

La Porte, Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

New Boston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 27, 2013, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Grows like a weed. Nice big bush. The flowers do look like Cicile Bunner. Smells great, Cute little bloom that makes up with the huge number of flower per stem. This one is in most old houses' backyard.
Easily propagated by cutting, many successes without using any hormone. I just break a piece of a stem doesn't matter new wood/old wood or semi hard, it just need a little watering now and then in sandy soil(even then I stuck in clay it still root) Have many baby plants that mature rather too fast and start blooming in less then 6 months from start. Once it gets bushy it doesn't need any fertilizer or spraying. Its indeed a carefree rose. Its weakness is iron deficiency will show on leaf with yellow patches and sometimes proliferates in the center of the bloom in the summer. I... read more

Positive

On Mar 5, 2010, Catfish99 from Shreveport, LA wrote:

This rose is very likely a sport of 'Cecile Brunner' and may be called 'Spray Cecile Brunner'. The rose that I have was given to me from an old homestead and has never been prpoerly identified. However, with the information that I have gathered, I am convinced that my rose is Bloomfield Abundance. It is a hardy rambler and has a strong "grassy" rose fragrance and will often have 30 or more blooms on a stem or spray. My favorite rose.

Neutral

On Feb 19, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Some sources warn that many roses sold as 'Bloomfield Abundance' are in actuality a sport of 'Cecile Brunner' (possibly 'Spray Cecile Brunner')