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Floribunda Rose 'Mardi Gras'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mardi Gras
Additional cultivar information:(PP19571, aka Mardi Gras, Jacfrain)
Hybridized by Zary
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Susceptible to black spot

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

, (2 reports)

Madison, Alabama

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Beaumont, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Parker, Colorado

Canton, Georgia

Mackinaw, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)

Long Branch, New Jersey

Portland, Oregon

Houston, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Mount Enterprise, Texas

Paris, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Sterling, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 28, 2016, rossbynum from Houston, TX wrote:

Although I've had a touch of blackspot with Mardi Gras, it's an extremely vigorous plant and blooms and blooms and blooms and blooms. It's almost January and it's still pumping out blooms here in Houston, TX. A great rose!


On Mar 8, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:



On Jan 16, 2011, twodoxiesdad from Canton, GA wrote:

in its second year the mardi gras in my back yard got 7 ft tall and about 5 ft around....i clipped over 500 flowers off it through the season.....its absolutely fantastic


On Nov 12, 2010, LauraSteele from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

AARS for 2008. It's listed as a floribunda rose in the Lakeside Park rose gardens in Fort Wayne, IN.


On Jun 27, 2010, litisk from Gold Canyon, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

The blooms on my plant are wonderful. Brightly multicolored and gorgeous. I've had no problems at all with this plant. Would recommend buying this one to everyone.


On Apr 8, 2010, catnip_tx from Mount Enterprise, TX wrote:

We have old garden roses almost exclusively but we fell for this one at Chamblee's. It has survived one humid East Texas summer and a harsh winter (for us anyway) and is blooming up a storm this spring. We have had no disease problems with this rose, probably because of it's windy western location in our garden. It is fragrant and gorgeous in the afternoon sun.


On Aug 12, 2008, skiekitty from Parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Extremely easy to care for, doesn't seem to mind extreme heat (here in CO it's been miserable this summer) and drought (I've been stingy with the water as my bill is ridiculous already). New buds are a breath-taking neon orange opening up to a luscious rosey yellow/white and, as time takes it's toll, seems to deepen almost to a magenta color. I'm *so* very happy with this rose.. let's just see how it handles our winter.

Update - June 09. OMG, this is the bomb as far as roses go! Handled our extreme spring like a major trooper.. we had no "winter" as to say, with only like 1 day where it got below -10, and then we had a HARD spring with one day literally in the 80s, and the next day the low for the night was -15!!! Talk about the Dark Side of the Moon as far as temperatu... read more