Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Gemini Additional cultivar information: (PP11691, aka JACnepal) Hybridized by Zary; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) 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)
Bloom Color: Orange pink (op)
Bloom Shape: Double Tea shaped
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Patent Information: Patented
Other Details: Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Resistant to rust Stems are very 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 Feb 27, 2013, 80s_child from Hayward, CA wrote:
I live in north California, zone 9 & having this rose for few years now ,real pretty large creamy white/pink rose, disease resident, well in growth in my garden as in tree rose ..No problem whatsoever, real pretty rose & glad I bought it, loves the sun & fertilizer in every couple of months!
This is a beautiful rose. It is large and the flower form is excellent. It would be a great exhibition rose, unless they care about the fragrance; it is not fragrant.
My problem with it is that it is too tender for my NE Wisconsin winters. It is rated on this site to be hardy to Zone 5. I live in Zone 5 and it dies over the winter, even though I box it up and bury it in ground. I have tried this rose twice, with the same result.
I think that this would be a fine rose farther south, but it fails up here on the frozen tundra 20 miles east of Green Bay.
On Jul 14, 2009, SerenaSYH from Overland Park-Kansas City, KS wrote:
I was soooo lucky with my Gemini tree rose... I was a rose newbie and a first-time gardener who didn't know crap... It survived its bareroots not being pre-soaked, an ice storm and the horrible transplant of being dug straight out of frozen ground, severe canker from winter damage, and another horrible transplant to its permanent pot in which it lost over 1/3 of its anchor roots and 2/3rds of it feeder roots... It is true that I fed it a magic formula of super-dilute Gardenville sea tea and kept its damaged roots very moist until it recovered, but its recovery still wouldn't have been possible had it not been such a strong vital plant...
I also lucked out in that my Gemini tree rose has a wonderful fragrance to it (it seems it got the scent from its scented parentage)...It smells so sweet and fruity and its blooms are so beautiful and abundant! If you feed it, it's like Fragrant Cloud in terms of being constantly in bloom! I love this rose...
On Jun 11, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Bred and introduced in the United States.
Seed: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Pollen: New Year
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Fairfield, California Hayward, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California Asbury Lake, Florida Hampton, Illinois Washington, Illinois Overland Park, Kansas Baton Rouge, Louisiana Hornell, New York Racine, Ohio North Augusta, South Carolina El Paso, Texas Locust Dale, Virginia Hazel Dell North, Washington