Floribunda Rose 'Gingersnap'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gingersnap
Additional cultivar information:(PP4330, aka AROsnap, Apricot Prince, Prince Abricot)
Hybridized by Delbard
Registered or introduced: 1977
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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:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

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Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

Scottsdale, Arizona

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Redding, California

Reseda, California

Sacramento, California

San Jose, California

Parker, Colorado

Buffalo, New York

Akron, Ohio

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 21, 2017, piscesxander from Sacramento, CA wrote:

This is my absolute favorite orange. Orange roses are without a doubt my favorite but they're rare, and finding a solid orange that actually stays orange is incredibly rare. This baby holds some fantastic pop color for a very long time and gives off wonderful floribunda clusters with many flowers per tip and doesn't fade to pink. It is not as prolific as other modern floribunda clusters, and the blooms are rather small, only 3-4 inch. But almost all orange roses I have tried put off fairly small blooms and almost unnoticeable fragrance. It bushes quickly from a small plant into a bush type within the first season becoming very full if a bit small - maybe 2x2 - but easily reaches full height of 3-4 x 3-4 in the second season. For me it's been very disease resistant for an older rose... read more


On Jul 20, 2011, dougiedog from Buffalo, NY wrote:

This rose is wonderful! Very disease resistant and that says a lot for the Buffalo,NY area. Just planted it around Mothers Day and it has been in bloom since. Considering the high humidity here I have had very little black spot and would highly recommend this rose if you're looking for a wonderful, (varing shades) orange rose.


On Mar 18, 2010, Katherine_in_CA from Redding, CA wrote:

What a gorgeous & unique rose! Vibrant orange color, petite flowers, and a slight fragrance. Fragrance may become slightly more intense if you use horse manure in your mix like I do. I have noticed some color fading if the blooms are not shaded during at least part of the day. Overall it's a good specimen, and I am eagerly propagating it via cuttings. I will add pictures of my blooms when it begins to flower.