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Floribunda, Grandiflora Rose 'Tournament of Roses'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tournament of Roses
Additional cultivar information:(PP6725; JACient, Berkeley, Poesie)
Hybridized by Warriner
Registered or introduced: 1988
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

Light pink (lp)

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

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:

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:

El Centro, California

Mission Viejo, California

Pasadena, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Lake Wales, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Cambridge, Ohio

Dallas, Oregon

Easton, Pennsylvania

Aiken, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Maryville, Tennessee

Glen Allen, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Edison, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 25, 2012, jackstangle from La Conner, WA wrote:

I absolutely LOVE this rose. Liked it so much I bought another one. Resists disease and blooms forever!


On Apr 14, 2010, susieberet from Davis, CA wrote:

This is my most successful rose. Very disease resistant--never had a problem. Very hardy, healthy, longlasting blooms. Holds color well, nice aroma--not overpowering. A lot of repeat blooms--it is really a dynamo at churning out more and more blooms. Stems are strong. It has lots of morning sun and some afternoon sun off and on in my garden. The summers here are very hot, 90s and 100s, but it carries on beautifully. It comes out early in the spring and this year I still had blooms at Christmas. The color is complex; it is basically deep pink with salmon, apricot and gold overtones, not the leasrt bit insipid. I am amazed that I don't see it around more often. I put mine in about 20 years ago when I saw it doing very well in my neighbor's garden and it is still as hardy as an athle... read more


On Apr 11, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6725 has expired


On Mar 25, 2008, littlemick from Maryville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a lovley rose and a very healthy bush. It blooms profusely for me , The flowers have a lovely form and pale , pearly pink color. It is a nice cut flower and the scent is pretty.


On Jun 1, 2006, dukester65 from Aiken, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

loads of nearly perfect pink roses on a nice formed plant with dark green foliage.this rose puts on quite a show while in bloom.The blooms seem to fade rather quickly compared to my other roses and have no fragrance,however this should be an addition to any rose lovers garden.


On Jun 17, 2003, RubyStar from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of my favorite roses, it earned a place in my garden by being disease resistant, hardy enough, and having a profuse repeat bloom of large, gorgeous flowers. I'm not typically fond of true pinks, but this one is elegant.

Requires good winter protection in areas where winter temps drop below freezing, and still may die pretty far back, even to the ground. It will still grow to 3-4' the following season.


On Feb 5, 2003, Roselaine from North Vancouver, BC (Zone 8a) wrote:

this magnificent specimen is unique in detail! a good hardy, giving of cut blooms and slight fruity fragrance! Mine is is a large container and doing very well! not enough gardeners grow this one! Elaine


On Jun 3, 2002, mom2cats from Moorestown, NJ (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a wonderful repeat bloomer, very hardy and one of the most disease resistant floribundas I've grown.