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
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Class:

Shrub

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Mineola, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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1
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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 helpmefind.com. 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 l... read more

Positive

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

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.