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Bonfire Night - Floribunda Rose

Bonfire Night

Floribunda. Bred by McGredy in UK in 1971.
Use:
 
Upright
Color:
 
Coral/Gold Blend
Form:
 
Semi Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors

Comments We are so used to seeing either roses that fade or white roses that develop red blushes, that this is really quite an unusual looking rose: starting a light but strong yellowish orange and darkening through salmon and coral to vermilion. Not all McGredy's roses have been as tough as the toughest Kordes roses, and we cannot be sure where this would be a good grower. Whether this is a good grower or not, it is certainly deserving of a place among well-tended rose collections for its unique expression of the "mutabilis" trick.