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PlantFiles: Texas Pioneer Rose
Rosa 'Republic of Texas'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Republic of Texas
Hybridized by Shoup; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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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:
Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
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Pruning Instructions:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive victorengel On Feb 13, 2012, victorengel from Austin, TX wrote:

This plant is proving to be interesting in its color. The Antique Rose Emporium advertises it as yellow. My plant's first flower since I bought it was cream colored for a flower blooming in November here in Austin. The next flower blooming in February was largely pink with a sort of internal yellowish glow. Quite stunning, really. Curious, I researched the lineage at The parents are 'The Fairy', which is pink, and R. wichuriana, which is a rambling, single white species. 'The Fairy', meanwhile, is a cross between 'Paul Crampel', an orange/orange-red 2'x2' shrub and 'Lady Gay', a cherry-red/vermillion aging to white plant to 12'-20'. R. wichuriana is also in the parentage of 'Lady Gay', so I think 'Republic of Texas' has the potential to be a low but widely spreading plant like that species. Time will tell. Anyway, I think it's clear from the parentage where the pink comes from. Now I'm curious whether weather or other conditions modify the color at all.

Positive kkflora On Apr 26, 2010, kkflora from Dallas, TX wrote:

A friend had this rose in a container and she gave it to me when she moved a couple years ago. It has done great. It's a short, spreading shrub with smallish leaves -- never a hint of blackspot. It is fragrant and blooms on and off all summer. I've been very pleased with it as a good container rose.

Neutral Paulwhwest On May 28, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in Brenham, Texas by the Antique Rose Emporium (owner, Michael Shoup). One of the Texas Pioneer Series; a new series of large-flowered, repeat-blooming roses that are bred to have the tough traits of antique roses.

This rose is advertised to grow, and look good in containers.


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

Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Mineola, Texas

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