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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Betty Boop'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Betty Boop
Additional cultivar information: (PP11517; Centenary of Federation, WEKplapic)
Hybridized by Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

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

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

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

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
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bookreader451 On Apr 21, 2011, bookreader451 from Troy, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

This rose is already going gangbusters in the coolest spring I remember. It bloomed all season last year with no blackspot or any other problems. I am in zone 5 and I did protect but I had very little dieback on the stems and it was one of my first roses to wake up.

Positive joshng01 On Apr 12, 2009, joshng01 from Pensacola, FL wrote:

This rose has grown very well in Pensacola, Florida. It has been able to withstand the winters and comes back beautifully in the spring. Blooms are beautiful

Positive lelamarie On Aug 8, 2008, lelamarie from Novato, CA wrote:

Just planted 6 this spring. Were late in getting started, but once they started blooming, have been in full bloom since mid June. The colors are stunning, going from reddish or dark pink on edges with white to yellow centers. Semi double blooms that do fade out to lighter shades as they age, but are never unattractive or turn brown and shrivel as many other roses when they age. Have so far had no problem with disease but will wait until next spring before I can really comment on disease resistance. They seem to be happy in dry, hot weather, in full sun or in part shade.

Positive nikkoblue On Apr 8, 2005, nikkoblue from Davidson, NC wrote:

Beautiful burgundy new folliage, turning glossy green, almost constantly in bloom. I do no spraying and had no black spot in humid zone 7a NC. Extremely charming bicolored blooms, a vigorous grower.

Neutral JoeHolland On Oct 23, 2004, JoeHolland from Harker Heights, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

More susceptible to blackspot than many other Floribundas (not what I expected from an AARS awardee), but a vigorous grower.
Usually never without blooms during the growing season. Blosoms fade quickly from yellow-red in the heat to a white-pink, and its blosoms become mottled in rain or when under the influence of a sprinkler system. Overall, a nice landscape plant when clustered in groups.

Positive yogaman On Jun 24, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Semi Double, Red Stamens, Large, 12 Petals. Cream yellow with red edge, self cleaning, center fades to white.
Parentage: Playboy X Picasso
Awards: All-American RS


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

Maricopa, Arizona
Meadview, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fresno, California
Novato, California
Pine Grove, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Winchester, California
Denver, Colorado
Pensacola, Florida
Buford, Georgia
Palmyra, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pacific, Missouri
Troy, New York
Davidson, North Carolina
Florence, Oregon
Mill City, Oregon
Malvern, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Missouri City, Texas
Spokane, Washington
Franklin, Wisconsin

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