RoseFile Database

Gay Princess - Floribunda Rose

Gay Princess

Floribunda. Bred by Boerner in USA in 1967.
Use:
 
Bed, Border
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments The flowers are large for a floribunda, and they are pale pink, sometimes flushed with just a touch of pale orange. They are high centered, and the petals reflex a bit to make pointed petals. It's a nice retro effect. We presume that this rose is a reasonably good doer, since it won an AARS award and remains in a number of catalogues. Interestingly, Google finds almost as many references to this rose as the granparent of the incredibly useful miniature rose Cupcake as it does for the rose itself.