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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Marilyn Monroe'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Marilyn Monroe
Additional cultivar information: (PP14398; WEKsunspat, aka Marilyn Monroe)
Hybridized by Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Hybrid Tea

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Susceptible to black spot

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lauriebr On Jun 13, 2013, lauriebr from Sandpoint, ID wrote:

Not a fast grower for us, but survived our zone 4/5 garden on the south side of the house, right next to the house so it's hardier than listed. Long lasting cut flower.

Positive jww On Feb 13, 2013, jww from El Macero, CA wrote:

This is my FAVORITE rose of all time. She is gorgeous throughout all bloom stages, strong and healthy and smells like a rose should smell. Starts out light peach and fades to blushed cream. Fabulous - like her namesake. We have very hot summers and the blooms hold up and look good until they have practically dried on the stem. Our water is awful and she shrugs it off and keeps blooming. Highly recommend this rose.

Positive corinneii On Jul 5, 2012, corinneii from Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

A stunning, voluptuous rose on a large plant that blooms freely. She has big, long-lasting, flesh-colored flowers with spiral form. Her petals have unusually heavy substance, but aren't so numerous she has trouble opening. They have an unusual sheen that glistens softly in the sun. Like the lady herself, she's got charisma. Look out for those thorns, though. I've seldom seen a rose with so many big, wicked ones. You pay for those fabulous blooms come pruning time. I would absolutely love this rose if not for that.

Neutral chicochi3 On Jun 24, 2006, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

It's a nice enough rose, but in my experience it seems rather prone to blackspot.


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
El Macero, California
Rio Vista, California
Sacramento, California
San Jose, California
Sandpoint, Idaho
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Kirkland, Washington

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