Floribunda, Grandiflora Rose 'Melody Parfumee'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Melody Parfumee
Additional cultivar information:(PP11014; aka DORient, Melody Parfume, Derby, Melody Parfum, Violette Parfume, Zulu Royal)
Hybridized by Dorieux
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

Bloom Color:

Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



Patent Information:


Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

Menlo Park, California

San Anselmo, California

Maitland, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rockland, Massachusetts

Omaha, Nebraska

Bellmore, New York

North Augusta, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Paris, Texas

Locust Dale, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 28, 2016, rossbynum from Houston, TX wrote:

Melody Parfumee is a gorgeous rose, it's vigorous, blooms a ton, and smells great. However, like most mauve colored roses, it is gets blackspot pretty easy. You have to keep it sprayed within an inch of its life to control it.

I suggest planting it at the back of a planting as it gets tall and if you have some defoliation due to the blackspot at the bottom you can hide it with shorter stuff planted in front of it.


On Apr 25, 2010, mellmell from Ong, NE wrote:

Beautiful, strongly scented rose. Give it lots of room to grow, even in the Midwest. It is susceptible to black spot here in Nebraska. But definitely worth the trouble. One of my favorite cut roses.


On Oct 31, 2009, SiriZ from Locust Dale, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Fragrance is incredible! Keep it pruned, though, some of mine grew to about 12 feet tall!


On Apr 30, 2006, RocketCity from Owens Cross Roads, AL (Zone 7a) wrote:

I ordered melody parfumee bareroot from j&p, planted in early March, now doing great! Canes are shooting up 4ft with clusters of deep plum buds, at least 6 per cluster. Nice med. matte green foliage/clean. Can't wait to smell!


On Jul 6, 2005, cupoftea from Bellmore, NY (Zone 7b) wrote:

Lovely color change, from deep pinkish plum buds to soft lavender/pink mature blooms. Moderate fragrance has a strong citrus note. Vigorous and disease resistant so far in my garden.