Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness: 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) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Bloom Color: Apricot and apricot blend (ab)
Bloom Shape: Double
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Shrub Trained to climb Trained on pillar Can be trained as a standard or tree form
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant Susceptible to mildew
Pruning Instructions: Avoid pruning
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
Mine is at least 10 years old and the trunk is like a small tree. It's twined into a chainlink fence.
I need to redo that entire area where it's living and dread having to cut her back severely to move her.
Gorgeous, fragrant rose that does fine with neglect.
Blooms almost continuously.
Love the colors too.
On Feb 19, 2007, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
From HGTV.com's list of carefree roses by Mary C. Weaver:
'Buff Beauty': Few blooms have the distinctive buffy apricot-yellow color of this tough but graceful hybrid musk rose. Medium-sized double flowers with a tea-rose fragrance are produced in large clusters, with reliable repeat. The foliage is large, thick, medium-green and semiglossy, with good disease resistance. Canes are moderately prickly, and new growth in spring is colored plum-red, creating a beautiful contrast with the first flush of bloom. Introduced in 1939, 'Buff Beauty' was hybridized by Ann Bentall. Hardy to Zone 5 or 6. Vigorous, rather horizontal spreading growth, reaching a height of about 6 feet.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
San Jose, California San Leandro, California North Star, Delaware Old Jefferson, Louisiana Van Etten, New York Marion, North Carolina Tulsa, Oklahoma Eola, Oregon Christiana, Tennessee Austin, Texas Dickinson, Texas Houston, Texas Katy, Texas Richmond, Texas Rowlett, Texas Westover Hills, Texas Brookhaven, West Virginia