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PlantFiles: Grandiflora Rose
Rosa 'Buccaneer'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Buccaneer
Hybridized by Swim; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1952

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:
Medium yellow (my)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
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Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sierra77 On Apr 15, 2012, sierra77 from Cedar Valley, OK (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is another of those unique gardener's experiences we sometimes are fortunate enough to have. Several years ago, I moved two climbing "Joseph's Coat" roses and one died. The other survived but when it bloomed in the spring, it was a beautiful solid yellow. I researched and found that the parentage of "Joseph's Coat" is 'Buccaneer' x 'Circus', and apparently the yellow 'Buccaneer' is the part that survived. It has never been a strong grower but it's such a beautiful yellow, has a nice fragrance and has a mauve clematis climbing through it now which is a lovely combination. It grows to about 4 ft. next to a 'doorway' in my cedar rose arbor. I think I might order another one next year for the other side of the doorway.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Jul 12, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred and introduced in the United States. Won the Geneva Gold Medal in 1952.

Seed: Golden Rapture
Pollen: Max Krause x Captain Thomas


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

Guthrie, Oklahoma

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