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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Gemini'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gemini
Additional cultivar information: (aka 'JACnepal', St Johns College)
Hybridized by Zary; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Hybrid Tea

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Tea shaped

Flower 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
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

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2 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive 80s_child 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!

Negative tgwWhale On Nov 7, 2012, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

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.

Positive SerenaSYH 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...

Neutral Gindee77 On Jun 5, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a beautiful rose and is great for the show table. But it needs really good winter protection to survive in zone 5.

Neutral Paulwhwest 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
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Hampton, Illinois
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hornell, New York
Racine, Ohio
North Augusta, South Carolina
El Paso, Texas
Locust Dale, Virginia
Hazel Dell North, Washington

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