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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Playboy'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Playboy
Additional cultivar information: (aka Play Boy, Cheerio)
Hybridized by Cocker; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1976

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Bloom Color:
Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

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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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral vossner On May 8, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rating neutral as new in my garden. Its coloring is almost luminous. I bought/planted a grafted rose b/c it was on sale but this fall I will be rooting lots of cuttings so I can plant some own root Playboys next season.

Positive kdaustin On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great rose, tough, and nearly problem free.
Good bloomer, flowers a lovely orange.
Not overly large, mine topped out at about 3x3 with 2 yearly prunings.

Positive lelamarie On Aug 26, 2008, lelamarie from Novato, CA wrote:

Started with a 1 1/2 yr old own root Playboy this spring. Planted in pot. It has grown to almost 2 ft. already and has bloomed almost continuously since June. My older Playboy (a grafted rose) did have some blackspot and powdery mildew in the spring. This is a incredible multicolored flower who's color gets brighter in the hot weather. The colors are bright yellow, orange to dark red and will brighten up any garden. Just make sure not to move it during hot weather. It also makes a great long lasting cut rose.

Positive jamie68 On May 29, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of those roses that seems to glow from within....the yellow at the base of each petal really sets off the oranges on the rest ....just a bright, happy rose!


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

Wetumpka, Alabama
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Richmond, British Columbia
Fairfield, California
Novato, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Sunnyvale, California
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Roopville, Georgia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bay City, Michigan
Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Germantown, Tennessee
Vancouver, Washington

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