Shrub Rose, Garden Ease, Ultimate Rose Collection 'Happy Chappy'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Happy Chappy
Additional cultivar information:(PP19646, aka INTERhappy, INTerpachy)
Hybridized by Ilsink
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)



18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Orange pink (op)

Medium pink (mp)

Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:


Eye present

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

Castro Valley, California

Goleta, California

San Anselmo, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Miami, Florida

Crofton, Kentucky

Hazard, Kentucky

Bordelonville, Louisiana

Eden, Maryland

Weston, Massachusetts

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Harrison, Michigan

Rapid City, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Everett, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 10, 2019, MrDinglepopples from Ann Arbor, MI wrote:

I got two of these and three Snowcone roses from Jackson and Perkins last year in hopes that they might have enough wild rose genes in them to survive in a bed next to my black walnut tree. So far the Snowcones have thrived. One of the Happy Chappies didn't make it, but the other is doing all right after having been gnawed back severely by hungry rabbits over the winter. It's a pretty little bush that stays in constant bloom all through the summer months.


On Jun 16, 2012, dolphingirl from Isla Vista, CA wrote:

When in bloom the Happy Chappy is colorful and a beautiful groundcover rose. Jackson Perkins is still offering it for direct purchase online. I'm a bit nervous to place an order if they are in bankrupt. Has anyone tried ordering direct?


On May 27, 2012, Clearly from Everett, WA wrote:

In Seattle, WA, mine has been trained into a 4' tree/shrub using wooden stakes. It's grown quite well, though it takes quite a bit of work. Sadly, you can no longer get this rose, as J&P went bankrupt and no one has bought the plant, so if you find this, pick it up! It's stunning.


On Nov 20, 2010, ConroeConrad from Spring, TX wrote:

I bought about five of these on sale. A real steal. Anyway, more importantly, they are really pretty little roses. Great for borders. You don't have to do much of anything to them except water them and cut em back a bit from time to time. I heartily recommend them.


On Jul 31, 2008, lynchl from Harrison, MI wrote:

I also have the Jackson & Perkins tree variety of this rose..
It is in a container on my back patio. Makes for a very nice little addition to the patio furniture and livens it up back there.. Has done very well with a little rose food every month or so.. always blooming.
Just pruned it back a little a few days ago hoping I didn't over do it.
But I absolutely love this rose.. I plan on buying a few more.


On May 21, 2008, plantoid from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have the grafted tree form of Happy Chappy from J&P. Heavy spring blooms, followed by 2 to 3 slightly impressive waves of repeat blooms the rest of the year. I was expecting more frequent blooms. When in bloom, it's quite a sight. Have to remove the dead buds quite religiously, else most buds form hips. Overall happy, over wish it would bloom more often.