Floribunda Rose 'Bolero'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bolero
Additional cultivar information:(PP17841, aka MEIdelweis, Bolero, Bolero2004)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

White (w)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:


Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Prone to weak stems

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Fairfield, California

Oakland, California

San Anselmo, California

Stamford, Connecticut

Tallahassee, Florida

Pukalani, Hawaii

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 7, 2017, mysticbarb from Stamford, CT wrote:

This is the most beautiful and fragrant rose! It is more of a shrub rose but the flowers have a beautiful pink center and the scent is amazing. I've had two for about five years mixed in with knockout roses and they bloom all summer. Just be careful not to prune below graft line as I did this spring - ended up with one side a red climber!!


On May 26, 2016, heatherskib from Tallahassee, FL wrote:

I got two grafted (bolero and eureka) rose trees from Walmart last summer. They bloomed through most of the mild winter, even budding under frost covers, resumed in March and haven't stopped so far. The only time they slow down is when I neglect to remove old blooms. Keep deadheading them and they'll keep blooming. The fragrance is swoon worthy. I occasionally take some into work and they get passed around to be smelled. The foliage is a nice rich green, and the roses themselves are ivory with a pink blush.


On May 27, 2008, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very fragrant indeed, very beautiful, but unfortunately for me, not a rebloomer. Blooms once in summer or spring and no more flushes after that.