RoseFile Database

Champagne Cocktail - Floribunda Rose

Champagne Cocktail

Floribunda. Bred by Horner in UK in 1983.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Red/Yellow Blend
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It's not a subtle rose, nor is it easy to describe. Sometimes it might strike one as being wierd, or even ugly. But it is certainly interesting. It is also healthy and foliferous; and it repeats well. It even has some fragrance. In some conditions it is a white rose "hand painted" with mid-pink or crimson. In other conditions - presumably where it gets lots of light and warm weather - the red and yellow pigments are more pronounced and it can become orange with vermilion highlights or yellow with deep coral highlights. Quite unusual. If one is planning a great bed of these, it might be helpful to test this rose for a few seasons before committing.