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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Paradise'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paradise
Additional cultivar information: (PP4552, aka Paradise, WEZeip, Burning Sky, Passion)
Hybridized by Weeks; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Hybrid Tea

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew

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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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive QueenB On Apr 28, 2012, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This has been one of my hardiest roses. It's survived two droughts and a transplant, and is doing better than ever. None of my other hybrid teas have done as well as this one.

Neutral Joan On Apr 28, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 4552 has expired
Positive MelJayTanner On May 13, 2006, MelJayTanner from Rochester, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I planted one just last year and was very pleased with its performance...definitely my favorite rose (although I'm a sucker for any lavendar). The blooms change color as they age on the plant, and still lasted quite long even in the blistering heat we had last summer. I love it!

Positive alicewho On Apr 7, 2006, alicewho from North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of the earliest roses to bloom in the spring for me.

Positive Gindee77 On May 16, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a good rose and blooms a lot. It needs protection in zone 5. The roses have no fragrance to speak of, but they are a lovely bi-color mauve.

Neutral lmelling On Oct 31, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the first roses I planted and is planted outside my back door (southern exposure) here in zone 5. Some information I have read states that this particular rose is viable only to zone 7. It does live over here and blooms each year, however, it no longer blooms true to it's original form. The color has become more red than the original "mauve/lavendar" that it bloomed the first year. It also tends to bloom more like a wild rose than the beautiful double blossoms it used to have.

I'm not sure what has happened to the bush, possibly either my poor pruning techniques, weather, or any combination thereof. It still blooms, and it's still pretty when it does so I have to give it at least a neutral rating.

In looking for more information about this rose I saw that it is also known as:

Burning Sky

It was bred in the US (1978).


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

Glendale, Arizona
Berkeley, California
San Dimas, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Daytona Beach, Florida
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Blue Island, Illinois
Hampton, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ellicott City, Maryland
Ithaca, New York
Kure Beach, North Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Crossville, Tennessee
Kirbyville, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Shepherd, Texas
Olympia, Washington

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