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Miniature Floribunda Rose 'Gizmo'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gizmo
Additional cultivar information:(PP12327, aka WEKcatlart, Gizmo, Orange Pin's)
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

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

Fairfield, California

Orlando, Florida

Lexington, Massachusetts

Garland, Texas

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 15, 2011, eluthrea from Pine Grove, CA wrote:

We have had "Gizmo" for 2 years in a pot on our deck, which
faces south-east and gets sun for at least 5 hours a day during the summer. This past winter was wet and long, with snow until May. We did have black spot on most of our roses this summer. I didn't say spring 'cause we really didn't have one. We love this little rose.


On Jul 14, 2011, 45eriepa from Lexington, MA wrote:

I've been growing Rosa 'Gizmo' for 11 years, low temperature -11oF, and have found it erratic outside, with good over-wintering in some spots but not others, the spots varying from year to year. It is much better with some protection, reaching 1m (3') and flowering profusely. It has been untouched by bugs or disease and is an absolute standout. It is easily propagated by hardwood cuttings, which I do in a greenhouse in winter.


On Aug 3, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I adore this plant, first, because it was a gift from a lovely DGer and secondly, because it is a flowering fool. It is categorized as a mini. Mine is potted and in full sun. This fall I'm gonna propagate so I can plant inground as well.


On Mar 9, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is also classed as a mini rose (24").