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Floribunda Rose 'Chihuly'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Chihuly
Additional cultivar information:(aka WEKscemala, Chihuly, Anna Leese)
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Red blend (rb)

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Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



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


Saint Joe, Arkansas

Berkeley, California

Long Beach, California

Mission Viejo, California

Reseda, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Vero Beach, Florida

Washington, Indiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Haviland, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 15, 2011, ms1954 from katonah, ny,
United States wrote:

I live in Zone 5b (50 miles north of Manhattan), and I kept it over-wintered in a pot on my south-facing deck, with a light plastic cover. The winter (2010-2011) was particularly nasty, and "Chihuly" did not survive. Most of my other roses survived quite well.


On Dec 10, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

Chihuly, like many roses in this color class, has blooms that open with very rich color and then fade quite rapidly. The blooms can be magnificent when they just open, but a far less attractive a day or two later.

The growth habit is very stiff and erect, with the blooms held very upright. The stems are EXTREMELY thorny, and this makes it more difficult to use as a cut flower. The flowers nearly always appear in clusters.

This cultivar does not do well when faced with Wisconsin (Zone 5) winters. Even when boxed up and buried in ground, only a couple of inches at the bottom of stems survives. Once unburied in the spring, it will grow vigorously, however. In a warmer climate, this rose might be a good choice, but I do not recommend it for Zone 5.