Hybrid Tea Rose 'Rosie O'Donnell'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosie O'Donnell
Additional cultivar information:PP11382, (aka WEKwinwin, Carnival, New Era, Ninety-Niner, Win Win, )
Hybridized by Winchel
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



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Other Details:

Stems are moderately thorny

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

Reseda, California

Sacramento, California

San Bernardino, California

Nashville, Tennessee

San Antonio, Texas

Kirkland, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 5, 2010, Caedi25 from Kirkland, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

We acquired a "Rosie O" because of our love for bi-colors, and in that respect, she doesn't disappoint. Sumptuous saturated red with lemony reverse. Unfortunately, she is fractious - prone to black spot and the only rose in our arc that is stingy with her blooms. A shame as those blooms are humongous and eye-popping when they condescend to appear.


On Jun 3, 2009, plantswoman from Nashville, TN wrote:

Why are Rosie O'Donnell's politics even mentioned in this forum--isn't that off-topic?? please, sir, keep your politics to yourself when writing in a garden forum. Rosie O'Donnell is a show-stopping, crowd-pleasing, award winning and beautiful rose, a fantastic rose indeed. Highly recommended in Southern gardens, like all hybrid teas will need some fungicide in hot, humid climates. enjoy!


On Apr 18, 2005, billbird2111 from Sacramento, CA wrote:

Hate the woman's politics, but this rose is a real winner!

This is the second year for this rose in our garden, and Rosie is a real show stopper!! The blooms are enormous.

It might have been the fertilizer I applied in early spring, or we're just having a good second year in Sacramento. I'm not sure. Some of our roses are so loaded with blooms, the canes are snapping off at the base of the plant. Bummer!

I have been planting roses for a number of years. This was NOT J&P. This was a Weeks Rose I believe, purchased from a local nursery. The first year was rough, as it is for all roses, but it's really coming up "roses" in our second year.