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Floribunda Shrub Rose 'Heaven on Earth'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Heaven on Earth
Additional cultivar information:(PP15253; aka KORraveli, Avril Elizabeth Home)
Hybridized by Kordes
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

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:

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

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:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

San Leandro, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Decatur, Georgia

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Columbus, Ohio

Willis, Texas

Orange, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 22, 2011, klmouton from Tuscaloosa, AL wrote:

I would like to buy this rose for my wife , and I would like to know where can I get one? I've looked all over the place with no luck.



On Oct 25, 2010, FLOWER_FANATIC from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

My first year with this one. Growing it in half whisky barrels and it is still doing fine so far. Relatively healthy rose. Starts out Apricot with yellow on bottom than cools to a more peachy-cream color. Nice soft scent that I can't describe. Will see if it winters well and comes back here in Columbus, Ohio.


On Aug 28, 2009, greenthum3 from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

I love the apricot color, it seems to glow amongst the other roses. The spicy scent is refreshing as well, one of my favorites


On Aug 19, 2008, erdooley from Decatur, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Of my about 10 varieties of Floribundas, this is probably the hardiest. I have 3 of them, and they are all huge (about 4' tall, 3' wide) and healthy. They bloom from May until frost with repeated deadheading. They get alot less black spot than most of my other roses. The flowers are really big and gorgeous. They are are a pinky peach when they first open, fading to a light creamy peach. If they have any problems, I'd say that because they get so tall, the stems will flop over if you don't do drastic deadheading. If I didn't, they'd be over 5' tall and flop over. When the blooms are spent, I whack the stems down more than I do on other roses, and they come back out just fine, with new blooms in about 3 weeks.