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Rosa 'Buff Beauty'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Buff Beauty
Hybridized by Bentall; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1939

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Class:
Hybrid Musk
Shrub

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

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive debles On May 26, 2010, debles from Tulsa, OK wrote:

Wonderful Rose!
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.

Positive vossner On Apr 23, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Disease resistant. Mine is about 4' x 4' but not a compact shrub, rather, large arching canes. Coloring is so unique.

Positive soulgardenlove 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.

Regional...

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

San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Newark, Delaware
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Van Etten, New York
Marion, North Carolina
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Eola, Oregon
Christiana, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Dickinson, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Katy, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Morgantown, West Virginia



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