Floribunda Rose 'Gypsy Carnival'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gypsy Carnival
Additional cultivar information:(PP07139, aka Gypsy Carnival, Gipsy Carnival, Kibo, Kiboh, Lovita)
Hybridized by Suzuki
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

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

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:

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Fairfield, California

Novato, California

Oceanside, California

Noblesville, Indiana

Summit, Mississippi

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 10, 2009, lelamarie from Novato, CA wrote:

I just want to clarify what I have learned about this plant, Gypsy Carnival. Gypsy Carnival is also listed as Gypsy, Kiboh, Kibo, Gipsy and Lovita. I always call this rose, the beautiful red rose with the yellow reverse, Gypsy Carnival.( I think in some temperatures the reverse can be lighter to almost a white.)... as it gets older and more open it appears more evenly red.... The reason I bring this up is that there are other roses out there called Gypsy. I learned this when I ordered a Gypsy Carnival and was sent a Gypsy rose that was a lighter red w/o a different color reverse. Gypsy Carnival is a floribunda. The rose called Gypsy is a hybid tea with a large orange/red rose, that grows to about 5 feet. The Gypsy Carnival only grows to about 3 feet. There are also many other gypsy ... read more


On May 7, 2008, yotedog from Raleigh, NC wrote:

I purchased this rose for almost nothing, and it has been a most spectacular rose. Very upright growth habit, very little, if any, blackspot, quite vigorous from the start. The blooms are mostly yellow tipped with various shades of orange, apricot and red--hard to describe, but very eye-catching.