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Floribunda, Grandiflora Rose 'Strike It Rich'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Strike It Rich
Additional cultivar information:(PP19144, aka WEKBepmey, Strike It Rich, Orientalia )
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Stems are moderately thorny

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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


Huntsville, Alabama

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Hayward, California

Hidden Meadows, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Cruz, California

Broomfield, Colorado

Bear, Delaware

Cocoa, Florida

Miami, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Omaha, Nebraska

Dallas, Oregon

El Paso, Texas

Inez, Texas

Linden, Virginia

Casco, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 10, 2016, Andrew86 from Picton,
Canada wrote:

This is one of my favorite roses because of the colour...I really love peachy roses with those sunset colours..and I find that peachy -coloured roses usually have a good fragrance for some reason ,,,this one is listed as "strong" fragrance...In my opinion , most roses listed as "strong" fragrance are not, this one has a good fragrance..I would say medium..To me"strong' would be equivalent to a wild rose. and it is hard to find good strong fragrance especially with all the overbreeding's one of the first things to go...I wish plant breeders would breed the fragrance back in to the roses with the same priority as they do for colour and form. This rose is nice and vigorous...another reason I like it. This one is almost more beautiful before it opens ...when it has a dark blush over th... read more


On Feb 12, 2013, 80s_child from Hayward, CA wrote:

Beautiful Golden DEEP Yellow with Hint of Red, VERY Vigorous plant ,re-blooms quickly & easy to taker of, gets real BIG & BUSHY tho. I have couple of these as rose bush & tree ..real pretty with kinda large size blooms for Grandiflora Rose,this one and ABOUT FACE both of my FAVS in Garden, BOTH loves the Sun & the Heat .make sure u have the right SUNNY place for it , then gives u a lots blooms & re-blooms quickly & continuously, With Hit of fertilizer once a month in growing season, VERY happy with it & also disease FREE!


On May 20, 2012, whalloper from Bear, DE wrote:

This is only the second year keeping this rose, but its habit is one of my favorite in the garden. The flowers are mostly a golden yellow with blending of peach tones, really nice in my opinion...almost tacky, but certainly not. The flower carries a moderate intense sweet damask fragrance.

The flowers form in excuisitely perfect clusters on long stems which could be cut at the cane and placed into a vase.

I have had no disease/pest problems using Bayer 3in1 systemic (once a month) and spectrocide 3in1 spray(once every 2 weeks).


On Mar 13, 2011, AZ_Alkmaar from Westfield, IN wrote:

Plant was subject to dwarf virus and i had to discard it.


On Jan 1, 2011, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

I bought two of these roses about three years ago. One died the first winter; the other thrives and makes it through ugly NE Wisconsin winters well if buried in ground. The blooms are pretty, it is one of the few in the yellow spectrum I have been able to grow with success. The stems are long for a grandiflora, and are reddish and attractive. There are not many thorns on the flower stems at all. Because it is a grandiflora, it will through a bunch of blooms at one time, making it easy to get enough for cut flower arrangements.

I give this rose a "thumbs up" with the hope that it is more commonly like the hardy one I have that makes it through the winter, rather than the wimpy one that died the first winter.


On Jun 21, 2010, Mom22Zone5 from Omaha, NE wrote:

This is the plant's second year in zone 5 and it has been moved twice! It is flowering profusely this June (2010) but all the irisis and roses did. Must have been a good winter for plants. It opens a peach-orange and turns to yellow the more mature it gets. Lovely scent and beautiful in bouquets. Repeat-blooms through the year to Fall. It got some rose slug from a neighboring plant but seems to be doing ok now.


On May 27, 2008, AngelSong from Victoria, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:


On Mar 30, 2008, goofybulb from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have "Strike it rich" since June 2007, a shopping spree at the local Home Depot. Except for a black spot problem that I managed to treat in full Florida summer, I am very happy with this beautiful orange-apricot very fragrant rose.
It doesn't behave quite like a floribunda to me, but I've had plenty of flowers. It is a bit leggier than other varieties that I have now, but it might be different lighting conditions.


On Feb 9, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

2007 AARS (All-American Rose Selection) winner.