Floribunda Rose 'Sheila's Perfume'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sheila's Perfume
Additional cultivar information:(aka HARsherry)
Hybridized by Sheridan
Registered or introduced: 1982
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Can be trained as a standard or tree form

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Elk Grove, California

Fountain Valley, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Rockledge, Florida

Kenner, Louisiana

North Augusta, South Carolina

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 7, 2006, Redkarnelian from Newmarket, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Bred by Harkness; 1985.


On Jul 4, 2005, vixiera from Marysville, WA wrote:

Very fragrant, beautiful *BIG* blooms. I haven't had many problems with disease, although the aphids love it ; ) I even pruned it at the wrong time and some of the canes got frost burned, but it came back lush and full in the spring, giving me my first bloom of the season on any of my roses. Has a very classic rose scent. Even better, I got it for free as a door prize at a local rose farm : ) Beautiful flowers and scent, I would definitely recommend it.


On May 19, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in England. Won the following awards:

RNRS Trial Ground Certificate in 1981
Edland Fragrance Medal in 1981
Glasgow Silver Medal in 1981
Glasgow Tollcross Fragrance Award in 1981
New Zealand National Rose Trial Ground Winner in 1993
RNRS Torridge Award for the Best Rose Raised by an Amateur in 1991
Floribunda (One Bloom) 41 times from 1998-2001

Seed: Peer Gynt
Pollen: Daily Sketch x (Paddy McGready x Prima Ballerina)