Floribunda Rose 'Bill Warriner'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bill Warriner
Additional cultivar information:(PP9494, aka Bill Warriner, JACsur)
Hybridized by Zary
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

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 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:

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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:

Alpine, California

Fairfield, California

San Jose, California

Sebastopol, California

Zionsville, Indiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Las Vegas, Nevada

Dallas, Texas

Plano, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 25, 2014, LoveMyShepherds from Alpine, CA wrote:

I have had this rose for many years and it is one of my very favorites. It blooms all the time and the flowers are a gorgeous shade of pink and have beautiful form. This bush has not given me any trouble and I really don't spend much time caring for it and I do not spray or use any chemicals at all. Highly recommend.


On Dec 7, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

I tried a Bill Warriner once. If I remember correctly, it bit the dust its first winter. Note that I am talking about a NE Wisconsin winter, with lows down to 20 or 25 below. I box the roses up and bury them in ground. The more hardy hybrid teas and floribundas make it; Bill Warriner didn't.

It might be a fine rose for more decent climates, but can't hack it up here on the frozen tundra (20 miles east of Green Bay).