Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'First Kiss'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: First Kiss
Additional cultivar information:(PP7951, aka JACling)
Hybridized by Warriner
Registered or introduced: 1991
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Class:

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

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

Regional

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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Nash, Texas

Port Townsend, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 31, 2009, AuntConnie from Starkville, MS wrote:

My brother in Ocean Springs has this rose at his Bed & Breakfast by the kitchen steps. It blooms continuously. This rose is so hardy that not even Katrina could kill it -- it was submerged for days in brackish water and survived! It limped along for quite a while but is making a come back!

Positive

On Apr 3, 2008, Jardino from Soquel, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:


In Santa Barbara CA this plant has been a wonderful surprise; constant blooms in a long season with no spraying for diseases, a must for my chemical-free garden. Great medium-green foiage and compact dense nature.