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: Yellow blend (yb) Apricot and apricot blend (ab)
Bloom Shape: Double
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Bush Can be trained as a standard or tree form
Patent Information: Patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant Resistant to mildew Stems are moderately thorny
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
On Dec 25, 2011, IrisZ7 from Ellicott City, MD wrote:
After having success with Knockouts, I decided to branch out and try other roses this year. I planted over 2 dozen various types of roses around my house in DE.
Much to my delight the Honey Perfume-
- grew vigorously
- gave numerous blooms
- were nicely scented
- did not get BS when others did
- continued to pump out roses until frost
I had roses into November with these. As a newbie with roses, I found this one would be on the top of my recommendation list for first year results. This plant outperformed most others. Of the roses planted this year, about 1/3 have died due to numerous reasons such as poor stock, failure to thrive, disease, newbie lack of rose skills and just not liking the environment. I even have roses that did not bloom in this first year- not this baby. I could always find a bloom or more to add to a bouquet.
I got a Honey Perfume about five years ago when it was new. It grew well the first year and I made what had to be the finest cut flower bouquet I ever made by using layers of this one and Marmalade Skies. I put that vase out in the church (I'm a clergyman), and one of the people said, "We, now you're being Martha Stewart," or something like that.
But it almost died over the first winter (zone 5), even though it was buried in ground. It never really recovered after that -- it grew, but only barely, and after two years a culled it. That was too bad, because it is a very beautiful rose.
On Jan 28, 2009, texaslynn from Cypress, TX wrote:
This is one of my favorite roses. The blooms are absolutely beautiful and it smells so nice. I have two growing in less than ideal conditions - on the west side of the house so it gets morning shade and then hot afternoon sun but are also partly shaded by some bushes growing to the front of them. They are about 3-4 years old now and are approx. 4 feet tall but I prune them back each year. This is a bush that is easy to prune also.
And of course what every one wants to know: I have never had any blackspot issues whatsoever with this plant and I do not ever spray. And that is definitely a major plus here in Blackspot Central!
On Jun 23, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:
I bought three of these in a grocery store, of all places, in six-inch pots. I didn't look closely enough to see that they weren't miniatures, so I planted them near the front of the bed, on the north side of the house.
Well, now they're 4-5 feet tall, but I'm not complaining. I'm not a rose person; however, this is one of my favorite plants, partly because I'm a sucker for apricot/peach-colored flowers and partly because it looks so fabulous by any standard. They bloom starting in June and go on vigorously until Halloween. Last flower to die in the fall.
I have had no problems with any diseases like powdery mildew, but it's dry here in SLC, so maybe that's why. Except for the occasional aphid infestation, it's been trouble-free.
I transplanted one of them to the south of the house, in a sunny bed, and it's struggling: only a foot tall anymore, and I don't know if it's the exposure or the soil. Either way, the two in partial shade make up for it.
And it's one of the few plants that can't be smothered by the bindweed that is so abundant in that bed!
On Jun 3, 2007, fburg696 from Farmersburg, IN wrote:
I got this rose last year because I like the floribundas and the color was nice.It smells good and seems to grow very vigorously.This year the blooms are bigger and there are more of them also.I am very pleased with this rose,i hope it just keeps getting better with age.
On May 14, 2005, wubba from Lake Orion, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I bought this rose at the end of summer from a local nursery, deeply discounted. This and Belinda's Dream were the first roses I ever bought. It bloomed quite well concidering it was pretty near fall and newly planted. This spring, it took some time for new growth to appear and I was pretty sure that it had been planted too late to survive. I pruned the heck out of it and hoped for the best. Today, it is going crazy. There is plenty of new growth! It obviously has not bloomed yet, but I am feeling pretty confident that it will be just fine.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Richmond, British Columbia Long Beach, California San Jose, California Sebastopol, California Sunnyvale, California Riverview, Delaware Itasca, Illinois Farmersburg, Indiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana Lake Orion, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota Southold, New York Rogersville, Tennessee Converse, Texas Cypress, Texas Spring, Texas Layton, Utah West Valley City, Utah Brady, Washington Seattle, Washington