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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Mockin Bird'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mockin Bird
Additional cultivar information: (aka Mocking Bird)
Hybridized by Certified Roses; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Unknown - Tell us

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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TruthCrusader On Apr 19, 2012, TruthCrusader from Bethel Springs, TN wrote:

This rose is extremely hardy. It can put up w/less than ideal circumstances and still survive. It's died back in drought and still come back. I've transplanted it from a less than sunny location and it is doing very well. This year, about year 5, both are doing very well. One, however, has really taken a growth spurt, but the stripes are gone and it's now a deep red rose. It's beautiful, but not what I bought. The other still has it's stripes and has remained smaller. Don't know why this happened.

Positive chicochi3 On May 13, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a dependable little rose that was introduced in 2001 by Certified Roses.

Positive DreamOfSpring On Oct 25, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Many similiarly "striped" or "streaked" roses fail to display their characteristic color pattern when exposed to high temperatures. Scentimental, for instance, quickly reverts to solid red as the temps soar. Mockin Bird is one of the few such roses that continue to produce red and white bi-color roses in my yard even as the mercury climbs into the mid 90'sF.


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

Dermott, Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Palmyra, Illinois
Charleston, South Carolina
Bethel Springs, Tennessee

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