Floribunda Rose 'Chuckles'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Chuckles
Hybridized by Shepherd
Registered or introduced: 1958
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Stems are moderately thorny

Sets hips

Good for cut flowers

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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Morongo Valley, California

San Jose, California

Glencoe, Illinois

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Bronx, New York

Brooklyn, New York

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Providence, Rhode Island

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Henderson, Texas

Spring, Texas

New Haven, Vermont

Benwood, West Virginia

Lingle, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 13, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A great landscape rose, as carefree as a Knockout rose, with a nicer flower. 3-3.5", single, produced in large trusses.

Very floriferous and blooms more or less continuously. The color is strong and a little harsh---sometimes I want to call it hot pink and other times it looks more coral (a color that combines both pink and orange tones), but if you like the color this is a great performer. The petals drop off cleanly without deadheading, but deadheading encourages even more profuse bloom.

Tough, easy, and long-lived. This cultivar deserves to be much more widely known and grown. Much hardier than suggested above, to Z4. My nose detects no fragrance.

This is still one of the most black spot resistant of roses, even on the US east coast. In Bosto... read more


On Jul 22, 2011, summerinVermont from New Haven, VT wrote:

I've had one for about 6 years, in Zone 4, that is doing well and even survived a mid-summer transplant last year.