RoseFile Database

Brown Velvet - Floribunda Rose

Brown Velvet

Floribunda. Bred by McGredy in New Zealand in 1975.
Use:
 
Specimen Plant
Color:
 
Red
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Strong Anise or Myrrh
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 x 3
Recommendation:
 

Comments Brown Velvet mixes purplish and yellowish pigments to create what is frequently an unsaturated dusky reddish orange color that is sometimes best described as brownish or russet. In any case, the color of the rose appears to be highly variable; so it makes sense to test it in the garden before planning to plant a whole bed of them. At its best it can look very good with soft orangish salmons, apricots, and buffs. At its worst, it can make you want to run and get a shovel.