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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'First Kiss'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: First Kiss
Additional cultivar information: (PP7951, aka JACling)
Hybridized by Warriner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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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:
Patented

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive AuntConnie 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 Jardino 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.

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



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