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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Voodoo'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Voodoo
Additional cultivar information: (aka AROmiclea, PP6121)
Hybridized by Christensen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
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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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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hanah On Jun 4, 2010, hanah from Lopez Island, WA wrote:

I picked-up this plant at the farm center - we were getting potasium for our water softner and some dog food and I was looking around the very small "garden center" and found this lonely rose, one small bud, beautiful color, so I bought it and planted it just outside the entry to the veggie garden, alongside the kiwi vines. Well, in this pacific northwest maritime climate (I am in the San Juan Islands) it worried me because it got black spot and as a Master Gardnerer I had incorrectly told clients with black spot, get rid of it, it's dying. Well I was so wrong, when I spotted it on my baby voodoo I picked the leaves off and destroy them, I knew where it had come from but I decided to cure it.

I babied it, cut it way back in the winter, cleaned all the ground around it and mounded 5" of compost around it and left for the winter. No black spot for a couple of years (but it's back), so it's now time again to baby the baby. I have decided that for those species suseptlable to black spot it is almost inevitable in the PNW.

It has a fantastic scent and I truly love this plant - it's a trooper, this is not a nice climate most of the year.

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

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6121 has expired
Positive windyfreezethaw On Aug 31, 2008, windyfreezethaw wrote:

Voodoo is happy in the shade of a pine in a somewhat protected area of my yard in Northern Nevada, z6a . With no extra winter protection it kept green leaves over winter this year. Nevada sun/ wind fades out blooms in a couple days but plenty of flowers. A little powdery mildew easily controlled.

Positive cactuspatch On May 17, 2007, cactuspatch from Alamogordo, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:

I love this rose. It grows very tall in my garden, much taller than the listed 48 inches. I prune it hard in January and try and keep it pruned to stay lower all summer but it can get to 6 feet tall if I take a trip! LOL! Then I need a ladder to cut it back a bit.

We had a rare hard freeze that killed the tree that used to shade this rose and the rose didn't do as well in 2011. I think it needs some shade in climates with good light like here in NM.

Positive noxiousweed On Nov 13, 2003, noxiousweed from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

We decided this past year we wouldn't buy any new roses that didn't have strong fragrance. This rose has a sweet fragrance. In its first year with us, it's produced numerous perfect blooms and doubled its size. It's avoided health problems, which we've had a few of in our rose garden. A beauty!

Neutral IwaTat62 On Sep 30, 2003, IwaTat62 from Seattle, WA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grow this rose in the Pacific Northwest, on the north side of a hill right in front of my house so it lives in partial shade. It has a lovely citrusy fragrance, and attractive peachy to coral blooms.

Positive Kelli On Mar 14, 2003, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This rose is very fragrant. I call it a fruity fragrance. It is a year-round bloomer in my climate (USDA zone 10 of inland California) whan I don't prune it heavily. Heavy pruning is necessary every other year because the bush is a vigorous grower. Somewhat prone to mildew.


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

Canoga Park, California
Chowchilla, California
El Sobrante, California
San Bernardino, California
San Jose, California
Parker, Colorado
Westminster, Colorado
Decatur, Illinois
Sparks, Nevada
La Luz, New Mexico

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