Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Victorian Spice'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Victorian Spice
Additional cultivar information:(aka HARzola, Victorian Spice, Doux Parfum, L'Aimant, Merlin, Oxford)
Hybridized by Harkness
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Class:

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Light pink (lp)

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Scottsdale, Arizona

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Oxnard, California

Olathe, Kansas

Stafford, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 27, 2006, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

This rose has given me a grand total of 6 blooms in 3 years. I feel that it should do much better. It's quite pretty when it does bloom, though.

Positive

On Jul 19, 2005, torachan from Aurora, CO wrote:

I purchased this rose without information regarding zone hardiness but it has managed to survive in Denver for six years, resisted white fly infestation and drought. It resists powdery mildew, black spot and rust. Beautiful fragrant blooms in English style. I recently moved it to a different bed since the adjacent hybrid tea had grown to 4.5'. It survived the transplant and is blooming well.
I would recommend this rose with the qualification that you use winter mulching if you are zone 5 or colder.