Floribunda Rose 'George Burns'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: George Burns
Additional cultivar information:(PP10334, aka WEKcalroc, George Burns, George Burns Centennial, Paparazzi, Rodeo Clown)
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



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Other Details:

Susceptible to black spot

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

Reseda, California (2 reports)

San Bernardino, California

San Diego, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Parker, Colorado

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Amherst, New Hampshire

New Milford, New Jersey

Floral Park, New York

Roxboro, North Carolina

Newark, Ohio

Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 12, 2015, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the best and easiest roses in my horrific climate in the high California desert... handles being moved particularly well, too...


On Apr 5, 2009, ahaddock from Thousand Oaks, CA wrote:

This is a wonderful rose. It is pretty healthy; few to no issues with typical rose problems. It is absolutely beautiful as it goes through its stages of blooming. Highly recommended, as it's easy to take care of and a joy to observe.


On May 8, 2006, MisterUbergreen from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

A wonderful floribunda, that performs well in terms of form, strong growth(My first specimen of this rose more than doubled in size over the course of a month.), and beautiful blooms! The flowers are simply magnificent, with their stripes of red and white, with occassional tones of yellow, and pink.


On Mar 7, 2005, OldeOake from Back of Beyond, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

B;ooms are a mix of yellow, red, pink and white striped, more yellow, less white in cooler climates. More white, less ywllow in warmer temps.


On May 9, 2004, timboughner from El Dorado, KS wrote:

This rose has been a very disease resistant and prolific bloomer in our area. The blooms hold for an extended period of time before dropping off.