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Europeana - Floribunda Rose

Europeana

Floribunda. Bred by de Ruiter in Netherlands in 1963.
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Use:
 
Beds, Mass Planting, Bor
Color:
 
Red
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
2 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Ever since the days of poet Robert Burns, red is the color held in highest esteem by rose lovers. Red may be the most elusive color for too. Even David Austin claims that it is difficult to breed a truly red red rose. Yet, ever since its introduction in 1963, the floribunda rose Europeana has been a strong contender for the best truly red rose ever. It's chief attribute is that its flowers are a pure red. They are neither too dark, nor too pale; neither too purple nor too yellow. The plant is low and shrubby. It is trouble-free. And it is highly productive, bearing flowers in impressive numbers through most of the season, if given good conditions. It tolerates cool weather and thrives in heat. No rose is better at producing this many truly red flowers.