Hybrid Tea Rose 'Paradise'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paradise
Additional cultivar information:(PP4552, aka Paradise, WEZeip, Burning Sky, Passion)
Hybridized by Weeks
Registered or introduced: 1978
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Hybrid Tea


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

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:


Glendale, Arizona

Berkeley, California

Pasadena, California

San Dimas, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Daytona Beach, Florida

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Blue Island, Illinois

Hampton, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ellicott City, Maryland

Ithaca, New York

Kure Beach, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Crossville, Tennessee

Cibolo, Texas

Kirbyville, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 28, 2012, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This has been one of my hardiest roses. It's survived two droughts and a transplant, and is doing better than ever. None of my other hybrid teas have done as well as this one.


On Apr 28, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 4552 has expired


On May 13, 2006, MelJayTanner from Rochester, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I planted one just last year and was very pleased with its performance...definitely my favorite rose (although I'm a sucker for any lavendar). The blooms change color as they age on the plant, and still lasted quite long even in the blistering heat we had last summer. I love it!


On Apr 7, 2006, alicewho from North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of the earliest roses to bloom in the spring for me.


On May 16, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a good rose and blooms a lot. It needs protection in zone 5. The roses have no fragrance to speak of, but they are a lovely bi-color mauve.


On Oct 31, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the first roses I planted and is planted outside my back door (southern exposure) here in zone 5. Some information I have read states that this particular rose is viable only to zone 7. It does live over here and blooms each year, however, it no longer blooms true to it's original form. The color has become more red than the original "mauve/lavendar" that it bloomed the first year. It also tends to bloom more like a wild rose than the beautiful double blossoms it used to have.

I'm not sure what has happened to the bush, possibly either my poor pruning techniques, weather, or any combination thereof. It still blooms, and it's still pretty when it does so I have to give it at least a neutral rating.

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