RoseFile Database

Escapade - Floribunda Rose

Escapade

Floribunda. Bred by Harkness in UK in 1967.
Use:
 
Shrub, Bed, Border
Color:
 
White/Pink Blend
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Flowering prolifically and continuously throughout the summer, this rose is usually covered with rosy pink flowers whose petals fade to white near the center - all the better to set off large and attractive yellow stamens.

BTW: It is natural to compare this rose to Ballerina since both are vigorous, trouble-free multiflora hybrids with single pink flowers. Ballerina's has a single row of petals, Escapade's has two rows. Escapade's flowers are three times the diameter - meaning they have about ten times the surface area - and there are something like one tenth as many. Both are highly rated by experts and the general public alike. Ballerina's pink flowers can fade quickly to white; but Escapade's are a little more consistently pink. Escapade has a reputation for good bloom continuity through the season; Ballerina is said to repeat, but is frequently good for one great flush of bloom per season. Ballerina has no fragrance. Escapade is reputed to be moderately or strongly fragrant.