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PlantFiles: Grandiflora Rose
Rosa 'Tournament of Roses'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tournament of Roses
Additional cultivar information: (PP06725, Poesie, Berkeley, JACient)
Hybridized by Warriner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

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)
Light pink (lp)
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are moderately thorny

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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7 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jackstangle On Oct 25, 2012, jackstangle from La Conner, WA wrote:

I absolutely LOVE this rose. Liked it so much I bought another one. Resists disease and blooms forever!

Positive susieberet On Apr 14, 2010, susieberet from Davis, CA wrote:

This is my most successful rose. Very disease resistant--never had a problem. Very hardy, healthy, longlasting blooms. Holds color well, nice aroma--not overpowering. A lot of repeat blooms--it is really a dynamo at churning out more and more blooms. Stems are strong. It has lots of morning sun and some afternoon sun off and on in my garden. The summers here are very hot, 90s and 100s, but it carries on beautifully. It comes out early in the spring and this year I still had blooms at Christmas. The color is complex; it is basically deep pink with salmon, apricot and gold overtones, not the leasrt bit insipid. I am amazed that I don't see it around more often. I put mine in about 20 years ago when I saw it doing very well in my neighbor's garden and it is still as hardy as an athlete.

Neutral Joan On Apr 11, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6725 has expired
Positive littlemick On Mar 25, 2008, littlemick from Maryville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a lovley rose and a very healthy bush. It blooms profusely for me , The flowers have a lovely form and pale , pearly pink color. It is a nice cut flower and the scent is pretty.

Positive dukester65 On Jun 1, 2006, dukester65 from Aiken, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

loads of nearly perfect pink roses on a nice formed plant with dark green foliage.this rose puts on quite a show while in bloom.The blooms seem to fade rather quickly compared to my other roses and have no fragrance,however this should be an addition to any rose lovers garden.

Positive RubyStar On Jun 17, 2003, RubyStar from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of my favorite roses, it earned a place in my garden by being disease resistant, hardy enough, and having a profuse repeat bloom of large, gorgeous flowers. I'm not typically fond of true pinks, but this one is elegant.

Requires good winter protection in areas where winter temps drop below freezing, and still may die pretty far back, even to the ground. It will still grow to 3-4' the following season.

Positive Roselaine On Feb 5, 2003, Roselaine from North Vancouver, BC (Zone 8a) wrote:

this magnificent specimen is unique in detail! a good hardy, giving of cut blooms and slight fruity fragrance! Mine is is a large container and doing very well! not enough gardeners grow this one! Elaine

Positive mom2cats On Jun 3, 2002, mom2cats from Moorestown, NJ (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a wonderful repeat bloomer, very hardy and one of the most disease resistant floribundas I've grown.


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

El Centro, California
Mission Viejo, California
Pasadena, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Lake Wales, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Cambridge, Ohio
Dallas, Oregon
Easton, Pennsylvania
Aiken, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Maryville, Tennessee
Glen Allen, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Edison, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

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