Floribunda Rose 'Sexy Rexy'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sexy Rexy
Additional cultivar information:(aka MACrexy, Sexy Rexy, Heckenzauber, PP6713)
Hybridized by McGredy
Registered or introduced: 1984
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Saraland, Alabama

Long Beach, California

Sacramento, California

San Jose, California

San Marino, California

San Pedro, California

Loveland, Colorado

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ferriday, Louisiana

Gardiner, Maine

Silverton, Oregon

Houston, Texas

Clinton, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 7, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6713 has expired


On Jul 10, 2005, CApoppy from Santa Cruz Mountains, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This rose seems to be unsuited to the growing conditions at our house. When we put in a semi-circular brick patio in the garden three years ago, we planned to edge it with roses to compliment the Zepherine Drouhin and Sally Holmes climbers on the arched trellis that led to the space. I carefully researched roses that were the right color, not too tall to obscure the beautiful view across the valley and that bloomed throughout the summer. Sexy Rexy won out.

I planted eleven plants. They are on drippers and get regular feeding with an organic rose fertilzer and foliage feeding with MaxiSea. I can't blame the rose for early spring problems. We get high winds and driving rain with cool moist air off the ocean in spring and early summer (which also keeps most Homo sapiens from us... read more