Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea Rose 'Fragrant Plum'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fragrant Plum
Additional cultivar information:(aka AROplumi)
Hybridized by Christensen
Registered or introduced: 1990
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Hybrid Tea


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

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Other Details:

Susceptible to black spot

Susceptible to mildew

Susceptible to rust

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Oakley, California

Denver, Colorado

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hampton, Illinois

Topeka, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brandon, Mississippi

Piscataway, New Jersey

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 13, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

This rose is stunningly beautiful in both appearance and fragrance. I would give it a very strong positive rating except that it tends to die over a Zone 5 Wisconsin winter, even if it is buried in ground.

I tried three times to grow this rose, but none of the bushes lasted more than two or three years. It seems to need a warmer winter than I can give it, so I rate it neutral.


On Apr 10, 2006, tucker303 from Denver, CO wrote:

Beautiful rose. Nice fragrance too!


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

What a wonderful fragrance this rose has! It's also a pretty color and has a great bloom form.


On Oct 20, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

I planted this rose in spring and it has bloomed continuously until fall. It has beautiful, large hybrid-tea type blooms with a heavenly fragrance.